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Arizona State University-Global Launch Intensive English Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Setting

    City, Small/College town

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media

Improve your English at Arizona State University

International students choose to study in the U.S. for many reasons — some want to improve their English proficiency, others seek to enroll in a degree program, and many just want to experience life on an American college campus. We believe the program you choose should have a community that gives you the support you need and the opportunities that will help you achieve your goals. Global Launch at Arizona State University (ASU) offers all that and more.

About Global Launch

Global Launch has provided high-quality intensive English language and academic preparation services for international students since 1974. Global Launch has served more than 100,000 learners across mulitple platforms from every country in the world. All Global Launch educators have at least a master's degree in TESOL, and have lived and taught English all over the world.

Intensive English

Arizona State University’s Global Launch program offers more than just English. You will gain confidence to communicate in social and academic settings, participate in group projects, write academic papers, and be prepared to enroll in top university undergraduate degree programs. Basic, intermediate and advanced levels are available. All intensive English students will study on ASU's largest and most vibrant campus in Tempe, Arizona.

Program details

Classes are offered in 4- and 8-week sessions. There are five 8-week sessions offered throughout the year. Students enroll in the number of sessions necessary to achieve their desired level of English proficiency.

There are six levels of English offered, from basic to advanced. It takes one full session (eight weeks) to complete one level. If students are interested in short-term study, Global Launch offers 10 four-week sessions throughout the year. 

Full-time students study 21 hours per week, which includes 2 core courses and one specialization course.

Core courses 

  • Listening/Speaking (9 hrs per week)
  • Reading/Writing (9 hrs per week)

Additional courses  (3 hrs per week)

Basic through Intermediate levels will take a communications course.

Students who are in the A1 and A2 levels will take a specialization course depending on the individual's proficiency level and interest. Specialization courses are as follows:

  • Business
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Humanities

An alternative to the TOEFL test

Students who successfully complete the Advanced 2 level of English at Global Launch will not be required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score for admission to most ASU undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Conditional admission

ASU offers “conditional admission” to undergraduate degree applicants who have the academic abilities to be successful at ASU, but do not have the English language test scores required for admission to the university. Conditional admission allows you to improve your English in Global Launch’s in-person or online English courses instead of taking the TOEFL or IELTS exam for admission.

Online English

Global Launch provides online English language and academic preparation courses for learners seeking to improve their English from the comfort of their home. Global Launch’s online courses are the only university-created online English courses provided in the United States, and are accepted as proof of English proficiency for admission into select ASU undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Student Success

At Global Launch, academic preparation is just as important as English language training. In fact, students who graduate from Global Launch earn a higher GPA in their university classes than other first-time ASU international students.

Surround yourself in the English language

Learning a new language is difficult, especially when you are away from your home country. When you participate in Global Launch academic success activities and volunteer opportunities, you will learn to use your new English language skills to participate in every-day conversations, help other students and make a difference in your new home here at ASU–there are more than 250 offered each year!

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment allows non-degree-seeking students to take Global Launch classes and ASU academic courses at the same time to learn what it takes to succeed in the U.S. educational system.

Tuition and housing

Program Costs

$3,578 per 8-week session, which includes tuition, access to ASU facilities and field trips.


The most popular housing option among Global Launch students is with an American host family. To learn more about life with an American host family, watch the video below.


Important dates

Global Launch accepts students 5 times a year. The dates listed below are for new students only:

    Spring A 2020    Spring B 2020    Summer 2020    Fall A 2019  
Session dates Jan. 6–March 5 Jan. 6–March 5 May 14–July 14 Aug. 13–Oct. 9
Application Deadline   Dec. 6, 2019
Feb. 10, 2020
April 14, 2020
July 13


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Arizona State University-Global Launch Intensive English Program

ASU Global Launch
CPCOM, Computing Commons
501 East Orange Street, Suite 350
Tempe AZ 85281
P: 480-965-2376
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Postgraduates
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Language & Culture
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business English
  • English Language (ESL)
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Teaching English Language
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Teaching English Language
Certificate/Short Term
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Pathway Program
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English

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