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University of Texas at Austin (UT)

English Language Center (ELC) [Austin, Texas]


  • Leading public university in the United States, and 36th best Global University, U.S. News & World Report
  • 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
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1965
      Membership/Accreditation : Study Texas / CEA, SACS
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : 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
    • 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
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • English Language Program (ELP) and Academic English Program (AEP)

    • Overview
    • 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
    • 2024
      8 WEEKS:
      8/19 - 10/11

      15 WEEKS:
      8/19 - 12/9

      8 WEEKS:
      1/6 - 2/28

      10 WEEKS:
      5/19 - 7/28

      15 WEEKS:
      1/6 - 4/28

    • Costs
      US$ 0
      TUITION FEE (2024 - 2025)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,600
      10 WEEKS US$ 3,350
      15 WEEKS US$ 4,995
      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
  • 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: 4.7
      School Environment: 4.8
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.8
      Activities and Social Life: 4.8
      Accommodation: 4.6


    • There are 38 reviews for this school

    • Mohammed
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Age 24, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Amazing school
      The ELC is the best school. I had an amazing time.
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      [ Baghdad, Iraq, Age 26, Male ]
      UT Austin Review
      Studying at UT was one of the most enjoyable times in my life.
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      Daniel Catuzzi
      [ Indaiatuba/SP, Brazil, Age 48, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Amazing Experience!
      An amazing experience in all aspects, teachers, classmates, the university, staff, classroom and social activities, and of course the learning, which I want to continue. I understood the meaning of "make it your Texas", because I feel a part of it now.
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      Helmo Valencia
      [ Florencia, Colombia, Age 30, Male ]
      Excellent University
      The teachers are very good, really if you learn, it shows from beginning to end, I have recommended the university to all my friends and family, without a doubt.
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      [ Lima, Peru, Age 40, Female ]
      The classes and the facilities are incredible. We have support from the staff, if you want to improve your career.
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      Abdulaziz Alfawaz
      [ Austin, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Age 18, Male ]
      The ELP at UT Austin
      I’ve spent more than three months in Austin, Texas and during that period I met many people and have a lot of new friends. The people in Texas are so social that everyone says howdy to the other even if they don't know them. Regarding the ELP, it is one of the best programs in the U.S. As I always meet high-level scholarship students who came, for example, from SABIC, KAUST, and ARAMCO, having such students is proof that the English Language Program is very good.
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      Bonnie Correa
      [ Pereira, Colombia, Female ]
      My experience was excellent, from when I applied to study until the end. The staff and teachers are accommodating and always willing to help. The classes are dynamic and have excellent academic content. I am thrilled to have participated in the ESL at UT program.
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      [ 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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      [ 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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      [ Kabul, Afghanistan, Male ]
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      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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      [ 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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      [ 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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      [ 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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      [ Madrid, Spain, Age 51, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      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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      [ 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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      Mohamed oussi
      [ Agadir, Morocco, Age 22, Male ]

      A Former Student
      [ Toulouse, France ]

      A Former Student
      [ Seoul, South Korea ]

      [ Beijing, China ]

      [ Pointe Noire, Republic of congo, Age 27, Male ]

      Tiger Chen
      [ Shantou, China ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.

    • Yuqian Wu
      [ Zhejiang, China, Age 23, Female ]
      UT ELC has great English program.
      I love the UT ELC English program very much.
      The teachers are great and the office management departments are helpful and friendly.
      I definitely recommend UT ELC to other people.

      [ 北京, 中国, Age 35, Female ]

      [ 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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      Wendy Cruz
      [ Puebla, Mexico, Age 19, Female ]
      My experience studying abroad
      I’m from Mexico and I decided last year to study abroad. If I would have known that the Campus was huge, I’ll probably thought it twice but I was able to meet people from all around the world. About classes, teachers just make sure that everyone is understanding what they teach and that you are enjoying while learning. All socials that school offers are amazing, I will definitely choose again the University of Texas at Austin.

      Pablo Acuña
      [ Acala, Chiapas, Mexico, Age 31, Male ]
      ELC Program at UT
      Estudiar inglés en UT en Austin Texas es una buena idea porque tienes profesores altamente calificados. Las clases cuentan con un número de alumnos limitados y eso permite que los profesores trabajen más de cerca contigo ayudándote a despejar tus dudas sobre el idioma. Además el ambiente en la universidad es agradable ya que tiene cientos de eventos y espacios disponibles para socializar con otros y practicar el idioma que estás aprendiendo o, incluso, si estás en otras áreas de conocimiento te permite interactuar con otros y compartir experiencias y conocimientos. También ten en cuenta que la experiencia adquirida en la universidad depende en gran medida de tu personalidad y de tus objetivos.

      Stanlee Santana
      [ Bogota, Colombia, Age 39, Male ]
      The best school.
      It is a great school to learn English. The best decision I have made was to come and study here. Thank you!

      [ LIMA, Perú, Age 33, Male ]

      [ Fujian, China ]

      [ Hualien, 台灣, Age 42, Male ]

      [ Taoyuan, Taiwan ]

      [ TWAPEI, TAIWAN, Age 31, Male ]

      [ 서울, 한국 ]

      Estudiante anterior
      [ Nicoya, Costa Rica, Age 19, Female ]

      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Heredia, Costa Rica ]

      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Mexico, México ]
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