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Programs

ESL Services offers a variety of courses and programs to support current and future students and scholars at The University of Texas at Austin.

ESL STUDENTS:
Academic English Program

ESL STUDENTS:
English Language Program
CELTA
UT GRADUATE STUDENTS

UT
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

INTERNSHIPS

FOR ESL STUDENTS

The Academic English Program (AEP) is an intensive (full-time) program designed for ESL students planning to enter a Master's or Ph.D. program at The University of Texas or another US university. AEP specifically prepares students for graduate study.

The English Language Program (ELP) offers full-time and part-time options. Students include undergraduates, visiting scholars, businesspeople, and family members of UT faculty and students. Course content focuses on communication for study and daily life.

For intensive study, ESL Services provides all of the necessary paperwork to apply for the appropriate student visa.

Dates and Costs
Application

CELTA: FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BE CERTIFIED TO TEACH ESL

The CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages. This is the most widely recognized certificate program for teaching English. It is a 120-hour course, which includes 8 hours of supervised teaching experience.

More information on the UT CELTA

FOR CURRENT UT STUDENTS

International Teaching Assistants: Testing, Workshop, and Courses

  • ITA Testing for English certification
  • ITA Workshop
  • ITA Courses
    • ESL 389T: Communication and Teaching Culture
    • ESL 388T: Basic Speaking Skills for Potential International Teaching Assistants 

Enrolled international Graduate Students: Courses

  • ESL 388S: Oral Communication for International Students
  • ESL 388W: Academic Writing for International Students
  • ESL 389S: Advanced Oral Communication for International Students
  • ESL 389W: Advanced Academic Writing for International Students
  • ESL 389T: Communication and Teaching Culture (for potential ITAs)
  • ESL 388T: Basic Speaking Skills for Potential International Teaching Assistants (for potential ITAs)

Enrolled international Undergraduate Students:

  • ESL 501G: English Language Grammar
  • ESL 501R: English Language Reading
  • ESL 501S: English Language Speaking
  • ESL 501W: English Language Writing

FOR NEW UT STUDENTS ADMITTED FOR FALL 2015

Join our Summer Academic English Programs to polish your English before starting your degree program.

        CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

        ESL Services also offers specialized courses for both English Language study and English Language teacher training. Individuals or agencies that are interested in these kinds of courses should contact the program director, Dr. Michael T. Smith at mikesmith@austin.utexas.edu.