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Laureate English Program

Laureate English Program for Non-Native Speakers

The Laureate English Program at Kendall College (LEP) in downtown Chicago is a full-time Intensive Immersion academic English program.

The LEP prepares non-native English speakers for academic readiness in college or university degree programs. Our program consists of:

  • 6 levels of instruction, beginner to advanced
  • Small classes of 10-12 students, taught by supportive instructors
  • 10-weeks long terms
  • 20 hours of class per week
  • Classes focused on academic skill, listening to lectures, note taking, writing reports, and more
  • Faculty that will support you while you learn English and adapt to American culture
  • Well-known Cambridge University Press learning materials

Laureate English Program Options:

Intensive Immersion

Our 10-week program offers intensive, student-centered immersion into the English language and American culture.

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Language and Culture Seminar

Our 4-week program offers language instruction in the context of American culture.

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Provisional Admission

Our 10-week program offers intensive English for academic purposes that is a student centered immersion of the English language.

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Faculty Faculty

Our LEP faculty supports each student as they improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing and integrate the culture...

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The Laureate English Program at Kendall College (LEP) offers study options for every level of English proficiency with three unique programs of...

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