You can enroll in classes part-time while at UAB as a J-1 Research Scholar as long as your primary activity continues to be teaching and/or research as described on your Form DS-2019. All postdoctoral scholars must enroll in a research ethics class and will need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request that the registration hold be lifted since the class registration system and our immigration database do not communicate. You do not need to send any more documentation for us to lift the registration hold.

You are also welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the wide array of English language enrichment offered at UAB, including:

  • Free Community English Classes once a week.
  • Language Partners food and conversation program every Friday in the Learning Resource Center on the second floor of Sterne Library – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.
  • Private tutoring with one of our Learning Resource Center tutors –email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or visit the LRC page.
  • Enrollment in recreational English classes.