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Academic English

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

NEW: Academic English 2.0 Our updated Academic English program includes:

  • Assured study plan: placement assurance for students with qualifying scores under a year old at program start
  • Measured Progress: consistent growth at each level (estimated 10 TOEFL/.5 IELTS points per semester)
  • Enhanced Level Transfer: level portability across our US partners
  • Academic Study Plan Calculator: add your program and English scores and receive an estimated study plan showing your duration of study

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

Key Facts

Academic Requirements

High school diploma required

English Language Requirements

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

Start Dates

21 August 2024

08 January 2025

07 May 2025

Tuition Fee

From: $8,700
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Key Information

Program highlights include:

  • Intensive English to prepare for university study
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Small classes of 10-17 students
  • Highly-trained and experienced instructors

Program Details

Academic English

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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