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Auburn University Montgomery

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Montgomery, Alabama USA

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School Introduction

AUM was chosen by The Princeton Review as a 2006 “Best Southeastern college" and the AUM School of Business was selected as a "Best Business School."
Auburn University at Montgomery, the metropolitan campus of Auburn University, was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature in 1967. Located on a 500-acre campus seven miles east of downtown Montgomery, AUM offers highly respected, accredited academic programs in a challenging but caring college environment.
A broad-based academic institution, AUM is organized into five schools: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Sciences.
Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Arts in communication and dramatic arts, English, fine arts, history and international studies; and Bachelor of Science in business administration, education, justice and public safety, mathematics, physical science, political science and psychology. AUM offers graduate degrees in the Schools of Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Sciences and the Education Specialist degree. A Ph.D. in public administration and public policy is offered jointly with Auburn University. In addition, AUM offers the Master of International Relations for permanent party officers, civilians, and noncommissioned officers at Montgomery's Maxwell Air Force Base.
Classes on the AUM campus are held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at hours that vary from semester to semester. Offering classes during both the day and the evening hours has been a standard practice at the University since fall quarter, 1969, and provides students greater flexibility in course scheduling. The total number of students enrolled at AUM during fall 2004 was 5, 123. In addition to the students enrolled in credit courses, over 10, 000 persons were enrolled in Continuing Education activities.
AUM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees as well as a joint doctoral degree with Auburn University. Classes are offered daytime, evenings and weekends.

ESL Program Introduction

ESL INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)
This program provides an opportunity for the students who live abroad to come to Auburn University at Montgomery to improve their English language proficiency. There are more than 20 hours of instruction provided for the students each week. The students will also enjoy different on-campus and off-campus activities every eight weeks.
The AUMESL program helps non-native speakers of English to improve their English language skills. The courses run every eight weeks, five times in a year. Since students come to the program with different levels of English language competency, new students are asked to take a placement test before the start of each half term or eight weeks. These students are also interviewed for their speaking abilities. Based on the results of the placement test and the interviews, students are placed into different language proficiency levels.
The program courses are focused on four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These courses are also taught at different proficiency levels depending on the number of the students in a particular term and their mastery of the English language
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ESL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Do you want to communicate better in English? Designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their English skills, AUM’s ESL Community Program run every eight weeks, five times in a year. Every new student takes a placement test, which is specifically designed for this course. You will be placed in a class level based on your placement test scores attained upon enrollment. Courses are taught at different proficiency levels depending on the number of the students in a particular term and their mastery of the English language. You can take ESL courses throughout the day, evening, and weekend. Students are awarded a certificate of participation upon completing the program

GOALS
-Speak confidently and effectively in a variety of everyday survival situations.

-Understand expected behavior in these everyday survival situations.

-Improve clarity and accuracy of pronunciation.

-Learn the sounds, rhythms and intonation of standard American English.

-Develop speaking confidence through discussions through a variety of topics.

COURSE FEATURES
-A multi-skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) syllabus.
-A focus on accuracy and fluency.
-Speaking on contemporary, real-world topics.
-Natural, conversational language.
-Grammar in communicative contexts.
-Task-based listening activities.
-Fun, personalized speaking activities.
-Emphasis on pronunciation

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Students will learn to communicate in English by practicing listening and speaking skills such as giving advice, complimenting someone, asking for directions, making small talks, introducing someone, asking about alternatives, taking notes during a conversation and other necessary tools to make a learner more proficient in spoken English. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their vocabulary and grammar through interesting reading parts and writing tasks.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

CALENDAR
Spring 1, 2009 January 7 to March 9 (eight weeks) Registration deadline is January 7, 2009.
Spring 2, 2009 March 11 to May 8 (eight weeks) Registration deadline is March 11, 2009.
Summer, 2009 May 27 to July 24 (eight weeks) Registration deadline is May 27, 2009.
Fall 1, 2009 August 5 to October 2 (eight weeks) Registration deadline is August 5, 2009.
Fall 2, 2009 October 7 to December 9 (eight weeks) Registration deadline is October 7, 2009.

TUITION AND FEES

ESL COMMUNITY PROGRAM (Day-time, evening, weekend)
Communicative English, 20 hours, 2 days a week, $169
Communicative English, 30 hours, 3 days a week, $249
ESL Youth Program, 18 hours, 2 days a week, $149
Listening & Speaking Course, 48 hours, 4 days a week, $395
Reading & Discussion Course, 48 hours, 4 days a week, $395
Grammar & Writing Course, 48 hours, 4 days a week, $395
Academic Writing & TOEFL Prep, 48 hours, 4 days a week, $479


INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (20 HOURS A WEEK)
These are the prices for full-time F-1 Student Visa holders.
Application Fee (non-refundable):
$25 (payable upon application) (One-time fee)

Tuition for Eight Weeks:
$1750 (Eight Weeks)
$3500 (Sixteen Weeks)

Books (estimate):
$150 (Eight Weeks)
$200 (Sixteen Weeks)

Activity Fee:
$100 (Eight Weeks)
$200 (Sixteen Weeks)

Total Tuition and Fees:
$2025 (Eight Weeks)
$3900 (Sixteen Weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

ESL Program
Auburn University Montgomery
P.O. Box 244023,
Montgomery, Alabama 36124-4023

Tel
334 244 3182
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