University of Oregon
- Access to UO students through in-classroom tutors, conversation partners, tutoring center, and extensive activities.
- Academically-qualified students may be admitted to the University without a TOEFL score
- Enjoy exploring the nearby Cascade Mountains, Pacific Ocean beaches, and Oregon’s unspoiled natural beauty
- About the ESL Program
- Since its founding in 1978, the American English Institute (AEI) at the University of Oregon has provided intensive English language instruction to international students wanting to enter American universities or to learn English for personal or professional purposes. The AEI’s primary goal is to enhance students’ individual growth and global understanding through English language and intercultural learning, teaching and research opportunities. While attending the AEI, students gain full access to the University campus facilities, including the library, sports facilities, computer laboratories with Internet access, and the student health center.
The AEI has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, and EnglishUSA which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
Type : Public University
Establishment : 1978
Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA/CEA
Enrollment : 50-150
Average Class Size : 15
Student Adviser : YesAirport Pickup : Yes
Internet Access : Yes
Tuition : Medium
Activities : Occasional
Location : Urban
Transportation : Bus and local bike rentals
- A Message from School
- Welcome to the American English Institute! The AEI is proudly housed on the University of Oregon(UO) campus, a nationally ranked and internationally recognized institution, located in Eugene, in the beautiful state of Oregon. Students from all over the world call AEI their second home. For many of these students, AEI was the beginning of their UO experience and for others, AEI was their home away from home as they participated on a study abroad or professional English language and culture training.
The program at the AEI can provide you with intensive English program for non-UO students (18-23 hours per week) or credit classes (4 credits per class) for admitted UO students. The instructors at the AEI are excellent; most have taught internationally and many continue to partner with ministries of education, universities, and private industries all around the world.
Classes in the AEI are small, 15-18 students, so you will receive attention and have the chance to participate. While working with students from around the world, you will become more confident in your English and you will have many chances to use English in your daily life, academic life, and even professional life.
Join us at the AEI. We would be happy to welcome you into our classrooms.
Dr. Cheryl Ernst,
Academic Programs and Research
American English Institute
University of Oregon
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- Student Countries of Origin
- The American English Institute hosts students from as many as 30 different countries around the world each year. Recently, the top language groups that have come to the AEI to study English are Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, along with many others.
- Faculty Qualifications
- All AEI instructors are University of Oregon faculty members with master's or PhD degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Linguistics, or in closely related fields. AEI instructors are talented, experienced professionals and have extensive knowledge of other cultures from having taught abroad. The AEI faculty are internationally-recognized for their work in English language training, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and curriculum development.
- While attending the AEI, students have the opportunity to experience living in on-campus dormitories. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. The AEI also arranges homestays for students who want to experience American culture as a member of a family to practice their English. Students are encouraged to arrange their housing as soon as possible due to the limited amount of space available. The AEI may introduce students to private off-campus apartments; however, it is the students’ responsibility to make their own arrangements. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask the school directly.
- Surrounding Area
- The 280-acre U of O campus is located in the center of Eugene, a friendly, charming city situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and home to 130,000 people. With the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers running through the downtown area, Eugene is a healthy, active city in touch with its natural surroundings and is bordered by more than 250 miles of running trails and paved bike paths. The summer and fall seasons in Eugene are warm and dry, while the winter and spring are pleasantly cool and rainy. Outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to go hiking, camping or skiing in the Cascade Mountains, an easy 1 hour drive east of the downtown area, or explore the calming beaches of the Pacific Ocean, an hour’s drive west. Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Oregon’s visitors and residents have endless opportunities to explore the state’s picturesque beaches, mountains, deserts, rivers, and rich green valleys. The people of Oregon are proud of their state and are concerned with maintaining the high quality of life which it offers. Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is a two-hour drive north while the cosmopolitan city of Seattle is a five-hour drive to the north. Eugene’s airport has frequent connections to the international airports of Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.
- About the College/University
- Established in 1876, the University of Oregon (U of O) is a nationally and internationally recognized public research institution committed to intellectual freedom and excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, and artistic and professional achievement. The U of O is a member of the Association of American Universities – one of the most prestigious associations of colleges and universities in the world. Home to 25,000 students with about 8% of the student body being international students, the U of O’s spacious, green campus is comprised of seven colleges offering undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of specialization. The U of O is especially noted for their outstanding programs in the areas of physical and biological sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, architecture, business administration, education, law, journalism, and music. Outside of the classroom, U of O students are actively involved in more than 250 different student organizations, including political and environmental groups, professional and cultural heritage organizations, religious groups, and service programs. The University’s popular Outdoor Program takes advantage of Oregon’s beautiful natural surroundings and offers students countless wilderness adventures.
- Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
- Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students (Undergraduate programs only). No TOEFL score is required if students complete the highest level of the AEI. AEI offers academic English courses for credit for matriculated students.
Intensive English Program
- About This Course
- The Intensive English Program offers four 10-week sessions(quarters) and shorter 4-week programs (the first half or the second half of a 10-week session).
Students receive 18-22 hours of in-class instruction per week in order to prepare themselves for academic work at the University of Oregon or at similar academic institutions. Many students join the AEI for study abroad, gap year, or professional experience
The Program offers 7 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. During their first week at the Program, AEI students are tested in listening, speaking, writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. Each level is divided into three combined skills classes: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, and Grammar.
Grammar courses focus on teaching the targeted grammar structures appropriate for each level, using all four basic skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Students produce grammar both orally and in writing in a way that makes sense in context. The Speaking and Listening courses develop students’ oral and aural English proficiency. Reading and Writing courses develop students' academic reading skills, build vocabulary, and practice various forms of writing. Each class emphasizes the ability to use new and reviewed materials in both written and oral work. .
In addition to classroom instruction, students also expand their educational experience through added elective courses to study areas such as TOEFL preparation, movies, cross-cultural relationships, and pronunciation. Advanced students may take a limited number of regular university classes at no additional cost, under the supervision of the Academic Advisor.
Conversation partners, in-class tutors, a homework help desk, activities, and volunteer program provide students with additional language and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.
Classroom sizes average 15 students per class. Electives courses may range from 8-35 students.
- Course Data
CLASS SIZE: 15 students CLASS LEVELS: 7 levels COURSE LENGTH: 4 or 10 weeks MINIMUM AGE: 17 years old REQUIREMENT: High School diploma VISA INFORMATION: I-20 issued upon admission HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
4 WEEKS: 5/7 - 6/4 7/30 - 8/27 11/5 - 12/3 5 WEEKS: 6/28 - 7/23 9/24 - 10/29 10 WEEKS: 6/28 - 8/27 9/24 - 12/3
- APPLICATION FEE
- US$ 110
- TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
4 WEEKS US$ 2,500 10 WEEKS US$ 4,200
- $150 (for homestay students, only)
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 4 WEEKS US$ 700 N/A N/A 10 WEEKS US$ 1,750 US$ 4,200 US$ 1,955
- Airport Pickup Service
- University Fee
- US$ 817-US$ 1,036
- Health Insurance Fee
- US$ 942
- Remarks / Other Information
- United States Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon
American English Institute
1787 Agate Street,5212 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-5212 U.S.A.
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- Student Reviews
Academic Quality: 4.0 School Environment: 5.0 Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5 Activities and Social Life: 3.8 Accommodation: 4.0
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[ Seoul, Korea, Age 32, Male ]
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.U. of OregonJust for me, it was a pretty good chance to make my career better through U of Oregon. I got a Bachelor of Science, Economics Degree in 2004. I can say one very good thing strongly is that Eugene is the purest city I have ever seen. It has nothing to do with the school quality, but if somebody give me a question about U of Oregon, I can not help but say good things about Eugene's atmosphere^^. But if you want to know more, just give it more time! Work hard!
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