Learning English Online

If you want to learn English, travel for an English programme overseas after the Covid-19 pandemic, why not start your journey with an online English course?

Why choose an Academic English Program?

Why choose an Academic English Program?

Academic English Program is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their English language skills and develop the key academic skills that will help them achieve success in their future studies in higher education.

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is the oldest and largest public 4-year university in North Alabama offering 140 programs, including the Academic English Program Online (AEP Online) and the ESL program on-campus. Both offer classes in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with grammar embedded throughout. There are five proficiency levels in each skills area, with attainment at level 5 equivalent to IELTS 6.0.    

Why study the Academic English Program online with UNA?

The Academic English Program Online (AEP Online) with UNA is designed to strengthen the English communication skills of students and working professionals, enabling greater success in both future academic studies and chosen careers. Utilizing original content from the UNA faculty and Open Education Resources (OER), AEP Online classes offer language learners a convenient, flexible and affordable way to improve their skills in English.

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Who can benefit from taking the UNA AEP Online?

  • On-campus ESL students can take AEP Online classes to support their program, to repeat a class, or for self-study.
  • Students who want to study English from home with native American English speakers can take the AEP Online, saving both time and money.
  • Professional working adults can improve their English proficiency levels and career opportunities by studying online while continuing to work.

What are the benefits of studying ESL on campus?

  • UNA offers their quality ESL program on a stunning 130-acre campus, on the banks of the Tennessee River.
  • All teaching staff are experienced with a master’s qualification and TESOL certificate.
  • The program includes 25 hours of tuition a week, more than other comparable programs.
  • All students have full access to university resources including the well-stocked library and great recreation and sporting facilities.
  • Students can join Conversation Partners, a twice-weekly meet up giving international students an opportunity to practise their conversational English skills with American students, outside of the classroom, in a more relaxed environment.
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AEP Online or ESL on campus?

Whether you choose the UNA AEP Online or on-campus ESL classes, the quality of the program will be the same with excellent opportunities to improve proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with grammar embedded throughout. Successful completion of a UNA AEP/ESL program at the appropriate level will satisfy the language proficiency requirement for admission to undergraduate and other higher education programs. It will also open the doors to better career prospects as English communication skills are improved and confidence increases.

All students will have the opportunity to achieve their personal study goals by choosing an English program with UNA!

Find out more about AEP Online, ESL on-campus or other courses available at The University of North Alabama (UNA).

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