The field of teaching English to speakers of other languages is always evolving. 
Be the best possible teacher by staying up-to-date on best practices.


Why Take This Course?  

Acquire and Utilize Best Practices

Receive the most up-to-date knowledge on best practices in EFL teaching.  Your instructors will introduce new techniques and concepts based on the latest research in the field of English language instruction.
Learn from Experienced Instructors
Learn from experienced teachers with advanced degrees in the field.  All teachers have experience training teachers working in EFL settings.
Interact with Other Students from All Over the World
Interact and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.  You will be able to learn from and interact with your peers who are in similar teaching situations.
Develop the Skills for Practical Application
Take what you learn, and apply it to your classroom the next day!  All activities in this course were created to be immediately applicable.
Build a Strong Résumé
Earn KU credit. Earn college credit!  Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a transcript showing you’ve earned 2 KU credits.


In this course you will: 

  • Get the most up-to-date and applicable knowledge related to EFL lesson planning, student engagement and classroom management, and skills instruction including grammar and pronunciation.
  • Learn from experienced instructors, all with advanced degrees in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and years of experience teaching ESL, EFL and teacher training courses.



This is an 8-week course and costs $795. Students will earn 2 KU credits and will receive a transcript upon successful completion of the course.

Please contact the AEC for specific course dates.


In this course you will engage in reading and critical thinking activities that require a minimum English proficiency to be successful.  In order to take this course, you must demonstrate that you reach this proficiency.  There are several ways you can do this:

1. Submit Test Scores*

If you have taken one of the following exams within the last 2 years, you may submit documentation showing that you have reached the minimum scores below:

Test Minimum Overall Score Requirement
PTE 46
B1 Preliminary 150-160
B2 First 160
C1 Advanced or C2 180

*If you have scores for a standardized test not listed here, please email

2. If you do not have test scores:

You may take the following free exam, plus submit a writing sample.  See below:

a.  Take the Kaplan KITE Lite (free version) test online:

b.  Write a 350 to 500-word essay, highlighting your motivation for taking this course.  Be sure to include detailed explanations of the following questions:

  • How does this course fit with your professional goals?
  • What experience do you bring to this course that will benefit you in successfully completing this course?
  • What do you hope to learn from this course that will apply to your teaching career?
c.  Upon completion of both tasks, upload Kaplan score report and writing sample with your application.



Contact the Applied English Center:

Phone: (785) 864-4606



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