English Foundation Program

English Foundation Program

The English Foundation Program is meticulously designed to equip non-native English speakers with the essential skills necessary for success in all coursework at the American International University (AIU). Serving as a cornerstone of the AIU experience, this program aims to enhance students' English proficiency while familiarizing them with the academic rigors of a university setting in Kuwait. Employing cutting-edge language methodology, we integrate the latest audio software and provide access to state-of-the-art computer and listening labs, ensuring students receive instruction in a contemporary environment. With small class sizes and dedicated native English instructors, students experience rapid and effective improvement in their language skills, preparing them thoroughly for AIU courses.

Streamlined Path to AIU

EFP graduates enjoy a direct pathway to admission at the American International University, eliminating the need for standardized tests such as TOEFL or IELTS. Completing Level 2 within the EFP signifies attaining the requisite English language proficiency for admission to undergraduate programs at AIU, facilitating a seamless transition to higher education.


Program Outcomes

The English Foundation Program offers two levels of English language program: Levels 1 and 2.

By the time of completion of Level 1, students are expected to achieve the following program outcomes:

  1. Engage in short, sustained social conversation in English.
  2. Build upon basic grammatical understanding and successfully compose organized English paragraphs.
  3. Increase grammatical and syntactical accuracy in everyday spoken and written English.
  4. Develop English reading strategies to aid in reading comprehension and acquire high-frequency vocabulary.
  5. Cultivate effective, sustained English reading habits.

By the time of completion of Level 2, students are expected to achieve the following program outcomes:

  1. Develop academic listening and speaking English skills needed for successful extended academic discourse.
  2. Demonstrate complex grammatical understanding and produce academic writing in English.
  3. Acquire academic vocabulary and comprehend a range of scholarly texts in English.
  4. Strengthen effective, sustained English reading habits.
  5. Enhance the literacy skills needed to navigate the tertiary research process successfully.

The English Foundation Program Curriculum

The English Foundation program's curriculum and detailed course descriptions are meticulously crafted for each level. This framework outlines clear goals, student learning outcomes, and course objectives for every course.

Student learning outcomes delineate the specific abilities and competencies a student will possess upon completing a course. Meanwhile, course objectives serve as targeted milestones aligned with overarching course goals. The following labels denote these objectives:

  • I: Introductory - Designed to cater to students without prior knowledge, ensuring a smooth entry into the subject matter.
  • D: Developing - Intended to deepen and broaden existing understanding, fostering gradual progress and comprehension.
  • M: Mastery - Aimed at consolidating and extending current knowledge to align with program outcomes, fostering mastery within the collective curriculum framework.

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