Academic schedules and calendars differ across cultures. In order to accommodate for this, UAB’s English Language Programs is opening an 8-week intensive English session every fall in October. The 8-Week English Program at INTO UAB offers full-time English language study for students who wish to get a jump-start on their Spring studies. This program applies to students who wish to quickly improve their academic, professional, or general English skills. It offers excellent preparation for students who are planning to enter an INTO UAB Pathway or UAB undergraduate or graduate study. Students who wish to study full-time can receive support in the application process for an F-1 student visa.

Who are the intensive English classes for?

  • Students who want to improve their English language skills very quickly.
  • Students from all over the world who are 17 years old or older.
  • Students who want quality instruction and small, student-centered classes.
  • Students who want to improve their academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to prepare for undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees.

When is the 8-Week English Program offered?

  • Fall 2022: October – December
  • Fall 2023: October – December

What kinds of classes are offered?

Core courses:

  • Vocabulary Building - Level 1-2, 4 times per week
  • Integrated Skills - Level 1-2, 4 times per week
  • Grammar - Level 3-5, 4 times per week
  • Speaking & Listening - Level 3-5, 4 times per week
  • Reading - Level 1-5, 2 times per week
  • Writing - Level 1-5, 2 times per week

All classes are 1.25 hours each*.

A typical 8-week English schedule starts at 8:00 am and includes 20 credit-based hours of instruction – 18 hours of core English classes and 2 hours of “Keys to Academic Success,” a support course for all students. See the sample schedule for an example of how the classes are organized.

Can I study part-time?

  • Part-time or full-time study options are available
  • Part-time: can take 1-2 classes
  • Only students who apply to study full-time in the 8-Week English Program can request to receive an I-20 from UAB for the application of an F-1 student visa.

How much do classes cost? How do I find admission information?

More admission information, including detailed cost information, help in estimating living expenses, admission forms, and information on the application process can be accessed at

What kind of academic support and student services are offered?

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