Intensive Academic English Program for Undergraduates
Welcome to the IEP!
The IEP is a rich program that will challenge you to improve your English language and academic skills so that you can perform effectively at AUC. With hard work and perseverance, most students improve tremendously during the course of the semester, and find it a rewarding and empowering experience. The information provided in these pages will introduce you to our Program and assist you to succeed in your studies this semester. The teachers and staff in the IEP are here to support you and facilitate your learning, so please do not hesitate to speak to any of us if you need any assistance. I very much look forward to working with you during your time in the IEP and wish you a productive and fulfilling semester.
The Intensive Academic English Program (IEP) prepares undergraduate students to perform effectively within the English-medium liberal arts context of The American University in Cairo (AUC) and in similar academic environments. Students in this program develop their academic English and critical and reflective thinking skills through a content-based learning approach that fosters collaborative and independent learning, commitment to academic integrity, and community engagement. In small learner-centered classes, using multimedia and inquiry-based learning, IEP students are empowered to meet the demands of the freshman program at AUC. The IEP is fully accredited by the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).