We love connecting with you!

 Join us in virtual conversation groups!  

                Conversation groups will run Monday, May 18 - Friday, July 24    


To connect with our Conversation Groups:

  • Log into BlackBoard
  • Click on: PRAC020-021: AEC Conversation Groups
  • Read any “Announcements” posted to stay updated
  • You must read the files in "Course Documents" for information about conversation group expectations.
  • Connect with our conversation group leaders using Zoom:
    • Click on the day you want to attend
    • Then select a session: Morning, Afternoon, or Evening
    • Remember to use the Password provided

Conversation Group Hours (Kansas time)

  • Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 - 3:00 PM daily
  • Tuesdays 1:00- 3:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM daily
  • Wednesdays  9:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 - 3:00 PM daily
  • Thursdays  1:00- 3:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM daily
  • Fridays  9:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00 - 3:00 PM daily

Check your KU email for announcements on virtual game nights and other online activities!

If you have questions or need help, please email Jacque Manicki at  jmanicki@ku.edu.



Several activities are planned for AEC students throughout each semester. Students will enjoy ice skating in Kansas City and dinners in Lawrence as well as farm tours and a lakeside barbeque picnic, just to name a few. These are great opportunities to learn about American culture and meet other AEC students. Additional information about upcoming events will be sent to students via email. You may also call or visit the AEC for more details.

Visit the AEC Facebook page for more information on upcoming activities!

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
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