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Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP consists of eight 12-week modules for adult and young adult students of any level of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced.  Students are given a placement test as part of the enrollment process to determine their levels of proficiency and length of the program. Classes start every Monday and minimum age to participate is 15.  The program utilizes a communicative approach, called Enter-Trainingsm (entertainment & training).  Following the principles of neuro-linguistics (multi-sensory practice through visual, auditory and physical activities), IEP combines the four English skills -conversation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing- in a full-immersion environment and integrated method.  Our state-of-the-art resource centers enhance the learning process. Field trips and other extracurricular activities promote rapid language acquisition.  Each level is accompanied by a supplemental course, including Conversation and Accent Reduction, TOEFL Test Preparation and/or Business English. Upon completion of level 7, students are granted a certificate of English proficiency. (level 8  is optional for students interested in business).

In this program you will:
  • Communicate effectively and naturally, ultimately  mastering the English language by engaging in dynamic, practical exercises
  • Integrate all language skills -listening, writing, reading and speaking-  in a  full immersion  environment, allowing communication  from early stages in the learning process
  • Use innovative techniques that produce fast results and knowledge of  key cultural nuances
  • Enhance your professional, social, academic and personal growth thus improving overall performance
  • Interact with students from all over the world using your language skills in everyday American college, social and business life

Steps to enroll:
  • Go to and fill out and submit an application for enrollment online. You may also submit the application via email ( or complete it in person at Lingua Language Center's main branch, located at 111 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. If you would like to contact us for an advising session, please fill out a contact request on our website, or send us an email, or call us toll-free at 1-888.6.LINGUA (1-888.654.6482).
  • Pay non-refundable enrollment fee (International students requiring F-1 Visa will need to complete additional paperwork, accompanied by a non-refundable administrative fee and a refundable tuition fee)
  • Complete English placement exam to determine your proficiency level and the length of your program (you will be subsequently notified of the steps to follow).

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Why choose the Intensive English Program (IEP) Program at Broward College versus other language schools?

Our communicative approach to language training, called "Enter-Training", has granted us several awards in the Language School Category. Additionally, you will interact with American college students on any Broward College campus at the gyms, student lounges and activity centers, resource centers, libraries, the planetarium. etc. You will participate in cultural and educational events at the College. You will have access to discounts for local events, public transportation, restaurants, stores, the movies, etc. You will enjoy field trips and state-of-the-art facilities.

How long is the Intensive English Program (IEP) course?
Lingua Language Center at Broward College offers the IEP for a period of 12 weeks per level for a total of 8 levels.  Students will typically attend class for 16 to 18 hours per week, depending upon their status/needs. Classes start every Monday. You may enroll for as little as two weeks up to the whole program. The morning schedule is Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 12:15pm with supplemental courses focusing on conversation and Accent Reduction, Business English and TOEFL Test Preparation, offered from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. The afternoon schedule is Monday through Thursday from 12:30pm to 5:30pm (some programs are available in the evening). Lingua also offers elective, industry-specialized courses such as Medical English and Legal English.
How much does the IEP course cost?
Prices will vary depending upon how many total weeks are purchased.  Our pricing system offers embedded discounts of up to 25% when you enroll in multiple modules for students who pay their program of study in advance. Additionally, 2+ members of the same immediate family will receive 10% discount.  Once you complete the application for enrollment, pay the applicable enrollment fee, and take the English Proficiency placement exam that will determine your level of proficiency in English, you will be notified of your level placement. You can pay by check, credit card or wire transfer. 
What type of course would I choose if I am a foreign student abroad or if I am in the United States on a tourist Visa or an F-1 Visa from another school?

Whether you are an international foreign student abroad or in the US, if you should desire a course of study for longer than three months, then you would need to process an F-1 Visa.  If you are abroad, you would process an initial F-1 Visa. If you are already in the US under a different visa that does not allow for study, you would process a change of status (if you are a tourist for a period of less than three months, you do not need to process a change of status but you may only participate in programs under 18 hours of class per week). If you already have an F-1 Visa from another school, you would enroll and we will process a transfer into our school. You would attend class for a total of the required 18 hours per week. If you have a tourist visa and would like to study for less than three months, you do not need to process a student visa. You would attend class 16 hours per week.

What if I need to make arrangements for lodging and transportation during my stay?
Lingua can assist you with medical insurance and airport transfer.  During the winter and summer seasons, we offer all-inclusive packages which encompass homestay, meals and  fieldtrip.  We can also help you arrange for lodging, meals and transportation through our affiliate, American Homestay Network.
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