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Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the Intensive English Program (IEP) is to prepare students seeking admission to the academic degree programs of AUK by enabling them to gain sufficient mastery of the English language and successfully apply the critical thinking skills they need to excel both during and after their formal studies. The IEP achieves its mission by training non-native English speakers in specific uses of English for academic purposes, by providing quality English language instruction to all who have chosen English as their medium of communication for academic pursuits, and by promoting international, intercultural, and self-understanding.

The IEP department's vision is to:

  • adequately prepare AUK students to successfully pursue academic majors in the English language medium.

  • create critical thinkers who know how to evaluate ideas and concepts, and be able to express themselves well through the English language.

  • nurture a sense of responsibility and encourage a work ethic amongst our students.

The core values of the Intensive English Program are to:

  • provide English language instruction enabling students to meet AUK admission requirements and to successfully pursue a degree program, thus facilitating the University’s growth.

  • place quality as its most important goal in all activities.

  • appreciate and constantly encourage team work and a supportive attitude between all members of the IEP department.

The aspirational values of the Intensive English Program are to:

  • pursue knowledge and foster critical thinking.

  • ignite in our students a lifelong love of learning.

  • celebrate and learn from diversity.


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