Auburn Global’s mission is to promote international student success by providing English-language instruction, as well as support services to help students achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.
We believe that:
- Every student is an individual with unique potential to be developed.
- Every student should feel safe, valued, and included. We focus on taking a proactive, mindful approach in order to create an environment of inclusion for all on the Auburn University campus, no matter age, disabilities, gender orientation, national origin, race, and/or religion.
- Every student deserves the best in support services. We focus on wraparound support services and holistic advising of each student in our programs.
- Every student deserves the highest quality of English instruction. We focus on being at the forefront of developing and implementing current best practices in the field of TESOL.
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.
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).
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
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.
- A traditional campus experience: As a General English student, you will experience life on campus and in the U.S., while advancing your English-language skills.
- No test score required: There is no academic or language requirement for admission to the General English program. Students may be accepted without a language test.
Through the General English program, students benefit from courses that focus on two areas: strengthening students’ English-language skills and enhancing their knowledge of U.S. academic and regional culture.
During the program, students will take:
- Reading and Writing: 5 hours
Students focus on high-interest topics and develop skills they can use for personal or academic purposes.
- Speaking and Listening: 5 hours
Students gain skills to succeed in and our of the classroom through collaborative learning activities.
- Topics in American Culture: 10 hours
Students explore topics from American music to U.S. government through classroom activites, events, and visits to local sites.
Total weekly program hours = 20 hours