Academic English

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The program has received notable accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for upholiding standards of academic excellence.

Course length description:

  • Spring: 15 weeks (including orientation)
  • Summer: 14 weeks (including orientation)
  • Fall: 15 weeks (including orientation)
  • October start is a special program and lasts 8 weeks

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class duration:

18 hours pweek minimum

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class duration:

18 hours pweek minimum

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

Class duration:

18 hours pweek minimum

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

Class duration:

18 hours pweek minimum

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