Intensive English Program

This program focuses on academic English and helps prepare students linguistically, academically and culturally for their program of study.

  • Five levels
  • Courses in Reading/Writing/Grammar and Listening/Speaking/Grammar
  • Students in Levels 4 & 5 can also take other KU courses
  • Pass Level 5 courses and meet your English proficiency requirement



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 Kansas.
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Intensive English Program

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