AEC Courses

Core Courses:
There are two core courses at each level: Reading/Writing/Grammar and Listening/Speaking/Grammar.  Core courses meet four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Support Courses:
Students in Basic English and levels 1-3 are required to enroll in a support course which will further develop what students learn in their core courses.  Support courses meet one day per week. 

Elective Courses:
Students in the upper levels can enroll in up to two elective courses designed to enhance their understanding of the English language and/or campus and community culture. Electives meet one day per week.


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 two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term 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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