Studying at IE University means that once you graduate you will get immersed in an international environment and you will have to face challenges at a global scale. In order to prepare you for the real world and avoid language constraints, our bachelors are fully delivered in English. For those who need to improve their language skills in order to study in this international language and graduate with a proficiency level of the language, we offer a special track during the first year.
The Language Proficiency Track (LPT) has been designed for those students who wish to progressively adapt to studying fully in English at IE University. This track is available for first-year students of this program. The LPT will allow you to access the Bachelors and Dual Degrees fully in English and study with people from over 130 nationalities while reinforcing your language skills. The enrolled students have an early start that begins a few weeks before the academic year, and lasts one academic year.
Summer Early Start. Here you will go through the first unit of the English Proficiency Course and you will study all the courses in English. The Summer Early Start will begin in mid-August until the official start date of the course.
Continuous support throughout the first year. In addition to your regular subjects, throughout your first year you will have some mandatory courses that are meant to improve your English skills to reach the required level.
All non-native English speakers’ candidates who need to enhance their English skills from their very first year of studies in order to go through the whole degree in this language.
1. The Language Proficiency Track is mandatory for those candidates who have been admitted to the LPT courses. This will not only enhance their language skills, but it will help them build their confidence, acclimatize and adjust culturally.
2. The Summer Early Start is not replaceable for a summer course abroad or English classes in an academy, since it is part of the Bachelor Degree programs and you will go through specific content relevant for your studies.
3. The reinforcement subjects are compulsory and cannot be replaced by other courses.
4. In year 2 all LPT students will study the exact same subjects as the other undergraduate students.