Academic English Course

General

Program Description

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Course length description: Spring: 15 weeks (including orientation) Summer: 14 weeks (including orientation) Fall: 15 weeks (including orientation)

Course features

What you'll learn:

  • Present spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English;
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references;
  • Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts;
  • Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines;
  • Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations;
  • Understand US values in an academic setting.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 1-3 Semesters
  • Start dates: 2018: October; 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May
  • Fees: From $7,060
  • Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum
  • Award: Academic English students may progress to a Pathway program or direct admission to a UAB degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements.
  • Course options:
    • 1-Semester
    • 2-Semester
    • 3-Semester

Entry requirements

2-semester

  • Academic requirements: High school diploma required
  • English language requirements: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

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