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University of Texas at Austin
The English Language Center

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes, English for Professionals

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media

Why study English at UT Austin?


The English Language Center offers two unique intensive English programs.

English Language Program (ELP)

This program consists of seven levels, from beginner to advanced. Each level is divided into four courses- Listening/Speaking, Writing, Reading/Discussion, Grammar/Idioms. Our ELP program prepares students to enter university or college in the US, as well as preparing students who want to improve their English for personal or professional reasons. Students can choose an intensive or part-time study depending on their visa.

Academic English Program (AEP)

This program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree are preparing to enter a Master’s or Ph.D. program. AEP has four levels: low-intermediate, intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced. The core AEP courses are Academic Writing, Grammar and Idioms, Listening/Speaking, and Reading/Discussion. Our average class size is 12 students per class.

International Academy (Language Plus)

This four-week summer program is designed for university-level students to improve their English and experience at The University of Texas at Austin. Students will study oral and written communication along with discipline-related coursework in one of eight available tracks: accounting, engineering, software engineering, petroleum engineering, educational psychology, teacher training, English language & culture, or advertising & public relations. The program exposes international students to university research, resources, labs, and facilities through a curriculum that focuses on hands-on, problem-solving, and application. Additionally, students will attend related educational excursions, cultural activities, and tours in Texas. 

Elective Courses

Students may also choose to take elective courses:

  • GRE
  • Pronunciation





ELP each


Spring 2021

January 19 – May 10
(holidays March 15-19)





Spring I 2021
January 19 - March 12





Spring II 2021
March 15 - May 10





Summer I 2021
June 1 - August 9





Summer II 2021★★
July 1 - August 9





Fall 2021
August 23 - December 7
(holidays Sep 6 and Nov 24 -26) 





★Discounted tuition for AEP/ELP intensive students
★★ 5-week session for AEP only; this is an intensive session designed for graduate and undergraduate students admitted to a degree program at UT or another US university for the upcoming fall semester. Classes in Listening/Speaking and Reading/Writing meet Mon - Fri, 9:00am-1:00pm.


All of the English Language Centers' current instructors have graduate degrees (3 Ph.D. and 28 Master), speak at least one foreign language and have taught, traveled, or lived outside the US. Every instructor has experience working in International Education, with many boasting more than 20 years of experience. We also have several TOEFL iBT raters and IELTS examiners among our faculty.

Outstanding Student Services:

  • placement testing and orientation program
  • university ID card
  • access to UT libraries
  • access to UT computer labs, email, & learner management system
  • access to UT health center and counseling center
  • academic advising and workshops
  • immigration advising
  • weekly activity newsletter
  • weekly social activities and English conversation practice
  • PALS conversation partner and language circles program
  • discounts on test preparation classes
  • Institutional TOEFL Examination
  • end of semester reception

About The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is one of the top public universities in the US and is currently ranked as one of the top 30 universities in the world. Our university is known for having top 20 programs in business, education, engineering, law, and pharmacy. UT Austin is ranked number one in accounting and Latin American History. UT Austin is one of only 61 members of AAU, the premier organization of research universities. We are the flagship campus for the University of Texas System.

About our International Students

Our students come from over 40 different countries to study English with us at the English Language Center. 

About Austin

Austin is the capital of Texas and is a safe, student-friendly, culturally diverse, and vibrant city, with many recreational activities. Austin also has a relatively low cost of living compared to other cities its size. Austin consistently ranks high on lists of best places to live, work, and play. Austin is considered to be one of the best cities to live in, best vacation destinations, healthiest cities, environmentally aware, hi-tech, and top places for businesses.


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The English Language Center

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University of Texas at Austin
The English Language Center

University of Texas at Austin
2400 Nueces Street
Austin TX 78705
P: 512-471-2480
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
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Teaching English Language
  • TESOL and Teacher Training
Certificate/Short Term
  • TESOL and Teacher Training

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