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KU's Applied English Center is one of the oldest intensive English programs in the US and is now offering courses virtually through AEC Online. This allows students to progress through language coursework during restrictions related to COVID-19.

Undergraduate students may be admitted to their chosen academic degree programs prior to meeting minimum university English proficiency requirements. Students who need additional English language support can enroll in either full or part-time AEC coursework, depending on their proficiency level.

AEC English Language Course Options

As students progress through the AEC program, they will transition from English language to academic coursework. By the time students finish English language courses, they are often ready to begin their second year of academic courses.

1. Level 1-5 intensive English courses: 

  • Courses designed for all levels of proficiency from beginner to advanced
  • Students in levels 1-3 will enroll in full-time English language coursework (sample class schedule)
  • Students in levels 4-5 will enroll in part-time English/part-time degree coursework (sample class schedule)

Information on KU academic coursework online

  • Courses designed to support degree-seeking students who have met minimum university proficiency requirements to further develop their skills.
  • Variety of course topics: Grammar, Research Writing, Pronunciation, etc. 

Examples of KU academic course schedules

AEC Online Support Services

  • Virtual Conversation groups with KU peers
  • Online activities with International Support Services
  • Virtual advising with AEC and academic advisors

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