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Loyola Intensive English Program

Due to precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 virus, the LIEP office will be functioning remotely. Please email with questions about upcoming programming! In-person meetings can be arranged by appointment only and will be considered cautiously.

A Great Place to Study English!

The Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) was founded in 1976 and provides high quality English as a second language (ESL) courses for students who want to improve their language skills in a unique and academic program.  

LIEP currently offers only Intermediate and Advanced level intensive English courses.  Because LIEP is small and personal, you receive individual attention both in and outside of class.

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  • Innovative, academically rigorous curriculum 
  • Intermediate and Advanced English levels  
  • Highly qualified, caring instructors with advanced degrees
  • Private tutoring 2 hours each week
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Institutional TOEFL given 3 times a year
  • On-campus housing with English speaking roommates
  • Preparation for U.S. university course work
  • Full semester or half-semester enrollment
  • The exciting city of New Orleans - with great music, wonderful food, beautiful architecture, and world famous festivals
  • Academic/English Pathway Program available
  • Custom Summer Group Programs available

What Students Have Said About LIEP

“The teachers here at the LIEP Program all want us to improve our English.  They give us a lot of work, but it also very fun.  It is a good combination of hard work and fun.” – Elena Holzschuh, Germany

“The teachers are nice and patient.  When you have a question about life in the US or studying, they have advice and suggestions which are very useful."– YanJun Liu, China

“The program helped me improve not only my English, but also other skills as well.  I learned presentation and communication skills.  LIEP also get their students to participate in special events such as carving pumpkins and taking them to different places in New Orleans.  I also love that they give each student a tutor during the semester.” – Dalal Alokla, Saudi Arabia



The Pilot Program

The Pilot program is a hybrid program consisting of academic and English courses. Students admitted to Loyola University through the Pilot Program take two 3-credit university courses and two 3-credit Pilot intensive English courses in their first semester at Loyola. All credits apply toward the student's degree. To participate in the Pilot Program, students must apply directly to the Loyola University Degree Program of their choice. For more information, visit the Pilot Website.

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