The University of Kansas - Applied English Center

Dedicated to Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in English as a Second Language since 1964

Our students are our highest priority.

We are committed to

preparing our students linguistically, academically, and culturally for university life;

providing services to enhance their adjustment and achievement; and

advocating for ESL and international students.


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 Kanas.
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