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Welcome to the English Foundation Program

The University Foundation Program is designed to increase non-native English speaker's proficiency in English skills for all university-level coursework at American International University (AIU). The English Foundation Program is an important component of the AIU experience with the goal of improving students’ English proficiency and become accustomed to academic life in an American university setting in Kuwait.

The English Foundation Program's small class settings along with our trained and experienced American instructors make it possible for students to improve both their English skills, by incorporating the latest language methodology, incorporating the most up-to-date audio software, and use of our newly designed computer and listening labs to ensure students learn in a modern environment.

The English Foundation Program  Objectives

The English Foundation Program is an ideal option for AIU degree-seeking students.  The English Foundation Program consists of courses in three main English skill areas: Grammar and Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Reading and Vocabulary skills. Through weekly scheduled courses, students have the opportunity to:

  • Develop academic language skills needed to complete AIU courses.
  • Enhance academic reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, vocabulary skills, and study skills necessary for success in college-level courses.
  • Read and understand a variety of scholarly materials and learn how to increase the ability to analyze information for comprehension.
  • Become accustomed to an American academic environment, with the goal of successfully transitioning into a university-level degree program.
  • Improve oral communication skills needed to communicate effectively with classmates and faculty in group discussions and presentations.
  • Pronounce standard American English for both production and comprehension purposes.
  • To participate in all facets of AIU student life and meet with academic advisors to successfully transition to university-level courses.

The Admissions Process

Students can start the admissions process by completing the AIU application, submitting all required documents, and paying the application fee. An AIU Admissions Specialist will meet with students individually to assist with the admissions and testing process.

Important Dates

The English foundation program courses begin September 15, 2024. The last day to submit an AIU application and all other materials is Septemeber 4, 2024, to be considered for admission for the Fall 2024 semester.


To Enroll in the English Foundation Program:

  1. Complete an application at
  2. Submit an application to:
    American International University
    Office of Admissions
    Saad Al-Abdullah
    Ground Floor
    Jahra, Kuwait
  3. Meet with an AIU Admissions Specialist to take the next step towards enrollment.
  4. Make an appointment to assess language and math skills for appropriate placement into the English Foundation Program.

For additional information, contact an Admissions Specialist at +965-22262500 or email


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