Intensive English Program

         
This program provides an opportunity for the students who live abroad to come to Auburn University at Montgomery to improve their English language proficiency. The program is also open to our local residents.

IEP Mission Statement:

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Auburn University at Montgomery exists to serve the international community by providing exemplary English language training, using qualified professionals in courses specifically designed to better help international students master the English language and to enable them to succeed in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Intensive English Program Class Schedule

Admission Procedures IEP Student Services
IEP Application Form Tuition and Fees
IEP Calendar Housing Options
Courses Other Expenses
Proficiency Levels IEP Student Handbook



Proficiency Levels

Open to individuals 16 years of age and older, Auburn Montgomery's ESL Program ensures that each student begins at the proper level and reaches their goal of fully learning the English language.

All ESL students first take a placement test to help us determine their current skill level and identify the coursework they need. Courses are taught at five proficiency levels: Beginning, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced. Once your proficiency is determined, an advisor will meet you to help you select your courses. ESL classes normally have eight to 14 students and are held throughout the year in eight-week terms. You may begin at the start of any eight-week term.

Students are placed in different levels based on their scores on the English Placement Test and their speaking abilities.

Level One     Beginning
Level Two     Low Intermediate
Level Three     Intermediate
Level Four     High Intermediate
Level Five     Advanced


Courses

Students study the following courses for a minimum of 22 hours per week in an eight-week period. Depending on their proficiency levels, students may be placed into different levels of these courses.

8:30-10:00 a.m.   Reading and Discussion (Beginning)
Reading and Discussion (Low-intermediate)
Reading and Discussion (Intermediate)
Reading and Discussion (High-intermediate) 
Reading and Discussion (Advanced)
     
10:15-11:45 a.m.   Grammar and Writing (Beginning)
Grammar and Writing (Low-intermediate)
Academic Writing and Grammar (Intermediate)
Academic Writing and Grammar (High-Intermediate)
Academic Writing and Grammar (Advanced)
     
1:00-2:30 p.m.  

Listening and Speaking (Beginning)
Listening and Speaking (Low-intermediate)
Listening and Speaking (Intermediate)
Listening and Speaking (High-intermediate)
Listening and Speaking (Advanced)


Calendar

Term
    Dates

Placement Test Dates
(all tests are given at 9:30 a.m.)

Fall 1, 2014
    August 18 - October 9
Aug. 12
Fall 2, 2014     October 20 - December 16
Oct. 14
Spring 1, 2015     January 15 - March 12
Jan. 9
Spring 2, 2015     March 30 - May 21 Mar. 24
Summer 2015
    June 1 - July 23
May 26
Fall 1, 2015
    August 17 - October 8
Aug. 11
Fall 2, 2015     October 19 - December 15 Oct. 13

ESL Holidays

  • Spring Break (one or two weeks)
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4 (one day)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Wed & Thurs off)
  • Christmas
IEP Student Services (This information applies to those who live abroad and want to come to Auburn University at Montgomery on an F1 student visa)


Admission Procedures

Applicants interested in applying to the Intensive English Program at Auburn University at Montgomery should send the items listed below to the address indicated on the application form. They can also fax the completed application form and other documents to (334) 244-3503 or scan the documents and email them to the ESL office at esl@aum.edu.

Procedures Checklist

(This information applies to those who live abroad and want to come to Auburn University at Montgomery on an F1 student visa)

  1. The completed APPLICATION FORM. You must sign and date application form. 

    Since this form is in PDF (Portable Document Format) and may be viewed and accessed through Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Reader must first be downloaded on to your computer. Please remember that you cannot save this form to your computer. You can complete the form, print it and fax or send it with your other documents.
    If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it free by selecting the Adobe Reader image.

  2. $25 Application fee: You can enter your credit card information on page 4 of the application form. This application fee is not refundable. (A student's application is not evaluated until the $25.00 is received.) 

  3. Official bank letter that displays funds available for study

  4. A copy of the page in your passport that contains your picture, your name, and date of birth

Tuition and Fees (This information applies to those who live abroad and want to come to Auburn University at Montgomery on an F1 student visa)

         

8 Weeks

     

16 Weeks

Tuition:

       

$1700

     

$3400

Administrative Fee:        

$190

     

$380

Housing Options: Residence Halls fees are subject to change without prior notice. You can check the current housing costs on the AUM Housing page.

Other Expenses

 

8 Weeks

     

16 Weeks

Books (estimate):

$150

     

$150

Health Insurance (estimate)*   

$250

     

$500

Meals (estimate)

$450

     

$900

Incidentals (estimate)

$225

     

$450

*International students whose health insurance plans are not valid in the United States must purchase health and repatriation insurance plans that are valid in the United States.