Welcome to LEO! The Learning English Online (LEO) computer lab, located in 226 Fraser Hall, consists of 21 computers, including an instructor machine that is connected to an overhead LCD projector for display to the class. In addition to the standard Office 2010 installation (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), the room provides access to Focus on Grammar, Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive and a variety of multimedia and typing programs. Students can listen to AEC textbook supplements and record their voices digitally for class assignments. Although the lab is primarily used as a teaching classroom, it can be used by students any time the lab is free.

  • Englishpage.com: Tutorials and exercises for vocabulary, verb tenses, conditionals, modals, and prepositions.
  • NPR.org: This site features a huge number of articles, photographs, and sound files from a variety of non-commercial radio programs.
  • WGBH Forum Network Channel: Taped interviews and videos of lectures by academics, and interviews featuring political figures and business executives.  Provided by PBS and NPR.
  • TED Talks: 1100+ talks to stir your curiosity. Browse by subject, length, or rating (inspiring, jaw-dropping, funny).
  • Writing DEN: Articles with photographs and sound files, accompanied by vocabulary, comprehension, and notetaking questions at the word, sentence, and paragraph levels.



Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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