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University of Texas at Austin (UT)

English Language Center (ELC) [Austin, Texas]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Leading public university in the United States, and 36th best Global University, U.S. News & World Report, 2019.
  • High-quality English language training since 1965
  • Austin is one of the fastest growing US cities and renown for music and innovation. Students enjoy local cultural outings & excursions
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Practice English in the stimulating academic environment of one of the leading universities in the United States. The school offers two distinct English programs: English Language Program (ELP) and Academic English Program (AEP). ELP consists of 7 levels, from beginning to advanced. ELP is appropriate for students who are preparing for undergraduate study in the US, as well as for students who wish to improve their English for personal or professional reasons. AEP has 4 levels, from low intermediate to advanced. This unique program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and are preparing for a master’s or Ph.D. program. Outside of class, explore Austin and make friends through our weekly social events and conversation groups. Our faculty and staff are here to help you achieve your goals.
    • DATA
    • Type : Public University
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : Study Texas / CEA, SACS
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Thank you for your interest in the English Language Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our mission is to offer the highest quality ESL instruction that supports current and potential university students, visiting scholars, and international student and scholar dependents at The University of Texas at Austin. Our experienced faculty and staff are here to help you achieve your goals. What starts here changes the world.

      Dr. Michael T. Smith, Director
      English Language Center
      The University of Texas at Austin
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • The University of Texas at Austin
      English Language Center

      2400 Nueces Street
      Austin, Texas  78705  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (512) 471-2480
      FAX: +1 (512) 475-6810
      E-mail: elc@austin.utexas.edu
      Website: https://global.utexas.edu/english-language-center
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Students from 40 countries. Top 5 places of origin: Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Brazil
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • English Language Center instructors have graduate degrees, speak at least one foreign language and have taught, traveled, or lived outside the U.S. They also have a minimum of five years of teaching experience, with many boasting more than 20 years.
    • Housing
    • There are many options for housing in the Austin area, such as dormitories, apartments (furnished or unfurnished), and cooperative houses. Each of these types of housing will have different living space, costs, and food service availability. You are responsible for making your own housing arrangements.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Austin is the capital of Texas, and is consistently ranked as one of the top ten cities in the US to live. It is currently the 11th largest city in the US, with a population of approximately 950,000 within the 600 square kilometer city limits. While having the amenities of a large North American city, Austin, especially the university area, retains the atmosphere of a much smaller town. The natural beauty of Austin has been preserved in 17,000 acres (68 sq. km) of greenspace and 220 parks, offering a wealth of settings for swimming, cycling, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Austin is also known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” There are over 150 live music venues in and around Austin, featuring every type of music imaginable.
    • About the College/University
    • Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together they are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • No conditional admission to the university is available.
  • Courses
    • English Language (ELP) and Academic English Program (AEP)

    • About This Course
    • Classes meet 5 days a week for a total of 18 hours weekly and have daily homework. Classes are highly interactive, and students practice the tasks required for them to be successful in a degree program in the US, including reading authentic materials, writing documented research papers, giving presentations, leading and participating in group discussions, and understanding lectures. Core courses are: listening/speaking, writing, grammar, and reading/discussion. Students may also take 6-week elective classes: TOEFL (iBT) preparation, IELTS preparation, GRE preparation, and pronunciation.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,10,15 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Form Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      5 WEEKS:
      7/1 - 8/6


      8 WEEKS:
      8/23 - 10/1510/11 - 12/6

      10 WEEKS:
      6/1 - 8/6


      15 WEEKS:
      8/23 - 12/6


      2022
      8 WEEKS:
      1/18 - 3/113/14 - 5/6

      15 WEEKS:
      1/18 - 5/6


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,600
      10 WEEKS US$ 3,350
      15 WEEKS US$ 4,995
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      10 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 3,560
      15 WEEKS N/A N/A US$ 5,340
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Must Arrange Transportation
      Health Insurance
      US$ 1263 (15 Weeks); US$ 764 (8 Weeks)
      Books and Supplies
      US$ 300 (15 Weeks); US$ 300 (8 Weeks)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Suggested Housing Fees include the cost of meals.
  • Location
    • United States Austin, Texas
    • Location
      The University of Texas at Austin
      English Language Center

      2400 Nueces Street Austin, Texas  78705  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:
      It is the student's responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It takes approximately 25 minutes to arrive on campus from the airport by car.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.8
      School Environment: 4.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.9
      Activities and Social Life: 4.8
      Accommodation: 4.7

      4.8

    • There are 16 reviews for this school

    • Aya
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Female ]
      Friends Through Activities
      I've attended almost all of the activities! I met a lot of friends through activities, and I had fun with them. It improved my English skills a lot.
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      Bella
      [ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Female ]
      Meeting International Students
      At UT, I had a chance to meet a lot of international students from all over the world and significantly improved my English skills.
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      Paiman
      [ Kabul, Afghanistan, Male ]
      Proud to be a UT ESL Alumni
      I feel very proud as a UT ESL Alumni. I have learned so many things from amazing people at UT ESL. As a graduate student, I don't feel that I am an international students anymore.
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      Ye Ri Bae
      [ Seoul, South Korea, Female ]
      The Best Experience in My Life
      The program at UT ESL was the best experience in my life. Austin is a great place for English study because there are many multi-cultural things to do. UT ESL helped me grow in several ways, especially with time management. Because of program I learnt how to balance my schedule for classes and homework. I chose UT ESL because they support every student really carefully. They always focus on what students need and they provide an amazing program of classes and events. Because of ESL, I met people who have the same purpose as me, and that is very special.
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      Hamoud
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      A Great Honor and Privilege
      Studying at UT Austin is a great honor and privilege that I got. It had been a wonderful period in my life to be there and to improve my English skills by the most knowledgeable professors that I had not experienced before.
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      William
      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Male ]
      Make Friends at the UT ESL Program
      If you really want to learn English and have fun then come to the UT ESL Program and start making friends while learning.
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      Yure
      [ Caracas, Venezuela, Male ]
      Understanding the Culture
      Beyond learning English, UT ESL helped me understand the culture, dynamics, and organization of this country
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      Silvia
      [ Madrid, Spain, Age 51, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Awesome!
      It has been an amazing experience. The teachers are really good. I've learned more English in this semester than in all my previous years studying English! Teachers helped me to achieve a high level of English in a very effective way. Thank you very much!
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      ELIANA CACERES
      [ Bogota, COLOMBIA ]
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      The Best High-Quality Program
      University of Texas at Austin (UT), English as a Second Language (ESL) Services is the best high-quality program that foreign students can take for several reasons. It has a unique high-quality education system that really helps learners' English process. The program integrates with the student community and the city. The staff and teachers are deeply compromising to an understanding with each individual learning process, and they are always available to answer any questions. There are exceptional facilities of the University of Texas on Austin campus which meet the highest standard of quality and easy access.
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      FRENAUD MERITE ILENGO boumba
      [ Pointe Noire, Republic of congo, Age 27, Male ]


      Tiger Chen
      [ Shantou, China ]

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      詠平
      [ 新竹市, 台灣 ]
      雖然我的課程比較短,但是還是希望可以有trip fields



      [ 수원, 한국, Age 27, Male ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
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      學生
      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan ]


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      [ TWAPEI, TAIWAN, Age 31, Male ]


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