Programs & Degrees

Intensive English Program (IEP)

LWTech Students and Instructors Talk About the IEP at LWTech

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The Intensive English Program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, is designed to provide a solid foundation in the English language and the skills necessary to be successful in college and university courses. LWTech offers 5 levels of English language training for international students who have not met the English proficiency requirement for their intended academic program. In Levels 1-4 student are enrolled in 20 hours of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and grammar.


$3,182.86 per quarter for Levels 1-4. Level 5 Bridge quarter is the regular international student tuition rate.

IEP Level 5 Bridge

IEP Level 5 Bridge allows students the opportunity to complete credits towards their academic program while completing their English proficiency requirement. Students are placed into a Learning Community course sequence (ENG 93, 99 or 101+ communications or psychology + academic support class) for their first full academic quarter. The linked courses in Level 5 Bridge means the assignments in your classes are connected. In addition, students may have the opportunity to take another academic course such as a math requirement. Math placement is determined after completing the LWTech math assessment. All level 5 Bridge students must meet with the International Programs academic advisor prior to enrolling in courses.