University of North Alabama

Introduction

Welcome to the University of North Alabama, where educational excellence thrives in the rich cultural heritage of the Shoals region of Alabama. UNA is an extraordinary place. As the oldest public university in the state, we have a fascinating history and a great story to tell.

If you are a prospective student, we encourage you to let academic criteria guide your choice of a college or university. Does the institution offer the degree program you need? Will the institution nurture you as you pursue your program of study? Will the faculty support you and challenge you to excel? Will the university do its best to keep the cost of education affordable so you can complete your journey and move on to a rewarding career?

At UNA, we answer these questions each day with an emphatic YES! Our faculty and staff are talented professionals who are committed to helping students succeed. The environment is safe and supportive, and the campus is stunningly beautiful. The serenity of our grounds is complemented by the adjacent historic district and vibrant downtown area of Florence --Alabama’s Renaissance City. It is an ideal setting in which to live and study.

With its wonderful people, beautiful campus, and regional charm, UNA is the perfect fit for you, too. We invite you to check out our website, or, better yet, stop by for a visit. You’ll be glad you did.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Campus Full time 16 weeks September 2017 USA Florence

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the University of North Alabama (UNA) provides high quality and comprehensive instruction in English for non-English speakers to pursue academic and professional studies in a challenging, caring, and supportive environment. [+]

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the University of North Alabama (UNA) provides high quality and comprehensive instruction in English for non-English speakers to pursue academic and professional studies in a challenging, caring, and supportive environment. We are committed to making your English language learning experience the most effective, efficient, and enjoyable. ESL Curriculum: The curriculum consists of intensive English classes, Capstone courses, the academic bridge class, and TOEFL/GRE/GMAT preparation classes. The curriculum consists of five skill areas, i.e. Speaking, Reading/Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, and Writing. Students will also have the opportunity to learn American Culture through Cinema, Literature, Debate, and Writing in additional classes as well as engage in service learning projects. Level of Proficiency: *UNA ESL does not offer classes at the beginner level. New students are expected to have basic knowledge of English even when beginning the program in level 1 classes. UNA ESL Program Class Schedule: The program schedule of the UNA intensive English operates in an 8-week sessions and there are 6 sessions during the spring and fall semesters and 4-week sessions in the summer.. Class Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-9:50 am Speaking 10:00-10:50 am Grammar 11:00-11:50 am Reading 1:00-1:50 pm Listening 2:00-2:50 pm Writing 3:00-3:50 pm Self Study Computer Lab Program Admission Cycle: Spring: beginning of January  Mid-Spring: beginning of March  Summer: beginning of June, July Fall: beginning of August  Mid Fall: beginning of October Language Partner Program The after-class program is designed to:  Help ESL students improve their English... [-]

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