• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 50 days
The Intensive English Program at Kendall College is a rigorous, academic English course specifically designed for students who want to improve their English skills before starting a degree program such as hospitality management, culinary arts, or baking and pastry.
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 The Intensive English Program at Kendall College  also provides resources to prepare for English proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson Test of English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 50 days
    • Duration description

      10 weeks, 18-22 hours of class time per week.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • We offer 3 levels of English instruction: intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced. Each quarter is 10 weeks, with classes meeting every day Monday–Friday, for 18–20 hours of class time per week.
  • Classes feature a hands-on faculty and small class sizes, 6–12 students per class, and include free tutoring at our office of learning support.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Complete application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you registered and/or attended. In order to be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution.
  • Applicants with less than 10 semester hours of transferable college credit must submit an official high school transcript, sealed in the original envelope with graduation date posted.
  • Official military transcripts, military certificates (including Army, Navy, Marine Joint Services or CCAS-Air Force transcripts), nationally recognized certificates and CLEP/DANTES test scores may also be submitted for evaluation. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3495 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3495 EUR per semester and a duration of 50 days.
  • National

    3495 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3495 EUR per semester and a duration of 50 days.
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The cost of the program is $3,495 per quarter. 

Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

25% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Programs
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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