Intensive English Programs

You don't have to be a UT student to benefit from our English as a Second Language programs. Whether you're preparing to apply for university in the United States or a professional looking to build your English skills, we offer a variety of accredited English as a Second Language programs to help you achieve your goals. Receive personalized English language instruction, immerse yourself through cultural activities, enjoy individualized support and benefit from improved language proficiency and test scores.

Intensive English Programs for Individuals

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Academic English Program

We offer high-quality language instruction by experienced faculty combined with support from a team of exceptional academic leaders, administrative support and student advisors. Courses in our Academic English Program (AEP) focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation to prepare non-native English speakers for success in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at universities in the United States and other English-speaking countries.

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English Language Program

If you're looking to improve your communication skills in English, our English Language Program (ELP) will equip you with the tools to express yourself more effectively and accurately in your written and spoken English. Through courses in writing, grammar, listening and speaking, and reading and discussion, learn to communicate more comfortably and increase your understanding in a variety of situations.

Customized Intensive English Programs for Groups

We offer short-term customized programs designed specifically for groups that provide superior English as a Second Language (ESL) training plus unique cultural experiences, helping each participant advance their knowledge and communication skills. ESL Services can customize a program ideally suited for the needs of your group of ten or more.

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English Language and Culture Programs

We can create an English language and cultural immersion program specifically for the needs of your group. All programs combine intensive coursework in English as a Second Language and cultural excursions. Classes cover a variety of topics including English language, American culture and academic skills. Dates are flexible and programs range in length from two weeks to a full semester.

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Teacher Training

Our customized teacher training in English as a Foreign Language is designed to produce the best TEFL teachers in primary, secondary and university-level education. This unique four-week program combines classroom and practical experiences to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to excel as instructors of English as a Foreign Language. Participants attend classes four days a week with one day per week dedicated to special opportunities for professional development and cultural immersion.


Sample Program Schedule

Week 1

Tour of UT campus

City Tour of Austin

Welcome Dinner

Placement Testing

Academic Coursework: Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking, American Culture

Optional cultural excursions

Guided tour to San Antonio

Week 2

Academic Coursework: Communication Skills, Reading and Discussion, US Culture, Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking

Cultural Activity: Texas State Capitol Tour

Optional excursions

San Marcos Shopping Trip

Week 3

Academic Coursework: Communication Skills, Reading and Discussion, US Culture, Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking

Optional excursions

Trip to Fredericksburg and LBJ Ranch

Tour of Blanton Museum of Art

Week 4

Academic Coursework: Communication Skills, Reading and Discussion, US Culture, Writing, Grammar, Listening/Speaking

Optional activities

Final Reception and Dinner

 

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