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Loyola Intensive English Program

The Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) opened in 1976 and provides high quality English as a second language (ESL) courses for students who want an innovative learning experience in a unique and academically-focused program.  

LIEP currently offers only Intermediate and Advanced level intensive English courses.  

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Benefits of LIEP:

  • Innovative, academically rigorous curriculum 
  • Online and In-person class options
  • Intermediate and Advanced English levels  
  • Academic/English Pathway Program available
  • Custom Summer Group Programs available
  • Highly qualified, caring instructors with advanced degrees
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • 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


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.