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Academic English

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
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The Academic English program prepares you for university study in the US.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma required


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Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

High school diploma required

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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