Intensive English Program

This program focuses on academic English and helps prepare students linguistically, academically and culturally for their program of study.  The program has five levels of English from beginning to advanced.  Students enrolled in levels four and five of the program may also enroll in other KU courses.


Online Programs

These programs are for students who want to learn about what it’s like to study and live in the United States or for EFL professionals who want to improve their English teaching skills.  These course are four to eight weeks, and you can take them from anywhere in the world!


Short Programs

These programs are designed for groups of people with a common goal who are coming to study English for a specific purpose.


Courses for KU International Students

We offer a variety of courses for current international students who need or want to improve a specific aspect of their English such as writing or pronunciation skills.  We’re here to help you!


Programs & Training for KU Departments

We can customize programs or training to meet the specific needs of KU departments.   This can mean creating a course to meet a specific need of your international student population or providing a workshop or seminar for your faculty or staff.


English for Academic Purposes

These courses comprise the English component of the Academic Accelerator Program.


KU GradPrep Pre-Academic Program

"KU GradPrep” is a special, optional program for new international graduate students at KU. It is designed to help students establish a strong foundation for personal and academic success in their graduate degree program.


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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