The Academic English Program

Improve your English skills to meet your academic goals! Enroll in a semester-long or eight-week Intensive English program now to best prepare you for academic success.

Benefits to You:

  • No minimum test score required: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate level class upon arrival.
  • Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.

Program Description

This Auburn Global program aligns with the university semester. Students study English for academic purposes in a university classroom setting. The Core English language curriculum consists of six levels, aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Program Structure

Courses prepare degree-seeking students to efficiently read academic texts, write coherent academic assignments and participate in their classroom lectures and discussions with confidence. Students will take:

  • Listening and Speaking: 10 hours
    Students focus on improving their listening and speaking skills for the academic realm. They listen to and anaylize talks and conversations, participate in group work activities, practice various presentation styles, and learn note-taking skills.
  • Reading and Writing: 10 hours
    Students are exposed to a variety of texts to prepare them for their academic coursework. They practice different genres of writing, are introduced to using citations, and learn annotation and other strategies.


Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20 hours

Program Details

Program Length Program Curriculum Entry Requirements Credits Earned Towards Degre
Program duration varies based on level of English proficiency and intake period. Students may be required to take additional semesters of Academic English until they meet the standard progression requirement.
Full Session  16 weeks (10 weeks during summer) Listening and Speaking

Reading and Writing

While an English test score is required, there is no minimum score required to start. Not Applicable
Session II (Mid-Semester Start) 8 weeks

Note: Session II provides an additional opportunity for students to start later in the semester and take a condensed program. Students may enter mid-term in the fall and spring only.

Undergraduate Progression

Following completion of your Academic English program you will progress into the program that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

Anticipated Program Program Duration English Language Requirement
Extended Accelerator Program 3 Semesters IELTS 5.0 or Equivalent

Graduate Progression

Anticipated Program Program Duration English Language Requirement
Master’s Accelerator Program 2 Semesters 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5)

Note: All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.


For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates and Costs page.


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