UAB offering free online community English language classes

The UAB School of Education is offering free online English courses to the community this fall.

Vector flat design template with smart television and learn English online text on its screen. Colorful illustration design with trendy decorations for corporate marketing or various vector illustrations.The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education’s Community English Program is offering free, online-only English language classes this fall. Fall classes begin Sept. 16, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) and end Dec. 9, 2021.  

Free classes are offered to any individuals — UAB students and employees, or the public — who are at least 18 years old and interested in learning English. All new students must take an online placement test by Sept. 3 to register for fall classes. Based on the online placement test, students are placed into four different course levels to learn among peers with similar language skillsets.  

Classes are taught by graduate students training to become ESOL teachers. Throughout the weekly lessons, English learners can expect to participate in activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills.

Community English classes are a well-established tradition within UAB’s international community, having taken place on campus for more than 20 years. During the past few years, classes have been attended and taught by participants from more than 40 countries. No documentation for application is required. 

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