Louisiana was founded in 1853. The school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. LSU includes 10 senior colleges and schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices. The total enrollment is more than 26,000 students, including more than 1,400 international students and over 4,000 graduate students.
Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees, LSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University I and is both a land grant and sea-grant institution.
The English Language & Orientation Program teaches intensive English as a second language to international students for academic, professional, and personal purposes.
Eight-Week Basic Course. The Basic Course is designed for students who seek English language training for academic, professional, and personal goals. Students are tested upon arrival and placed in levels according to ability, ranging from elementary to advanced. Course includes 20 hours of instruction per week in Grammar, Reading, Composition and Spoken English. Academic Readiness Skills are taught in mid-intermediate to advanced level classes to prepare students for their university work. Spoken English class includes group work and oral presentations while advanced Composition includes components fundamental to technical writing.
Course Electives. Electives are offered in the Eight-Week. It is a basic course for students who desire extra classes in specialized areas. (TOEFL Preparation, 10 classes - $100; Conversation, 20 classes - $65 ).
Specialized English Courses. English for Specific Purpose Courses are generally shorter than the regular terms to fit particular calendars, work schedules, or vacations. Specialized English Courses combine intensive English communication skills with content areas such as business, culture, workplace expectations, teaching, computer training, and others. Each course designed for needs Eight-Week Basic Courses; five terms per year - beginning in August, October, January, March, and June Electives available during each eight-week term. Specialized Programs designed for individual groups.
Costs per 8-week term:
Mandatory University Fees:$169
Mandatory Health Insurance:$80 - $220, (Insurance premiums vary according to age)