FAU's English for Academic Purposes (Academic Track) is a full-time program (20 hours per week) that prepares learners to transition directly into university level academic programs. Students who complete this program successfully are not required to present a TOEFL or IELTS score for admission purposes.
On-campus learning: Students receive instruction in-person and via remote platforms such as Zoom or Webex. IEI follows FAU COVID-19 safety guidlines. Students applying for upcoming sessions should reach out to IEI@fau.edu for more details.
Online learning: Students receive all instruction via remote live earning. Instructors engage live with their students during class.
Part-time or course-by-course options may be available to eligible students. Please contact us for details.
How does the IEI work?
The IEI offers 8-week sessions throughout the academic year, and students enroll in the number of sessions necessary to achieve their required level of English proficiency. IEI levels match International ESL standards (the CEFR) and range from Level 2/High-Beginner to Level 6/Advanced.
Each session consists of 8 weeks: 7 weeks intensive teaching and learning, 2 days of exams, and 2 days of American and international cultural activities. Full-time study consists of 20 hours per week:
1. Reading, Writing, and Grammar for 12 hours per week
2. Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation for 6 hours per week
3. Language seminar for 2 hours per week
4. Additional cultural activities are held throughout the semester for IEI students
5. Students complete will complete two levels in a full 16-week semester.
The Bridge Program mirrors the full Florida Atlantic University semester (16 weeks). Students who complete the Bridge Program successfully will not be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS for admission to FAU.
Undergraduate Students on the Bridge Program study:
*Undergraduate students may be required to take the SAT/ACT as part of admission to FAU. No minimum score required.
Graduate students in the Bridge Program are required to study: