Academic Catalog 2023–2024

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Intensive English Program



This program requires one or two semesters depending on the students’ endeavor. A student is allowed to register in this program for a maximum of 2 semesters and one summer (if offered).


This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.

Program Overview

If you are a current Lebanese American University (LAU) student, you can take classes with us. During the academic year, September to May, participation in intensive classes is strictly limited to matriculated LAU students to align their English language proficiency to university standards.

Our Intensive English Program emphasizes doing rather than knowing, so that students enhance their speaking, listening, reading, and writing in ways that are immediately useful to university life and real world setting.


Our mission in the Intensive English Program is to prepare students for university courses by educating them in the fundamentals of the English language through various modules in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.


During the semester in the intensive program, our students analyze different texts for main ideas, take notes from listening to lectures, write well-organized texts, engage in speaking exercises and give oral presentations.


When our students finish their semester in the intensive program, they will be able to follow their regular university courses equipped with the necessary skills from writing well organized texts, to properly communicating with their peers and professors in the target language. Also, our students will be well integrated in their regular university programs because they will able to take proper notes, and read and analyze their lectures, textbooks or any material.

Contact us

Rony Khnayzer, Chair of the Liberal Education Department 
Office extension 1962

Amy Youssef, Coordinator of the Intensive English Program
Office extension 1634