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Learn how to read, write, and speak English so that you can improve your work and personal life.

ESL – Community Education (Non-Credit) 

The mission of ESL - Community Education is to help individuals learn how to read, write, and speak English so that they can improve their work and personal life.

  • Anyone can register and sign up for ESL classes. You do not need to be an enrolled student at UVU.
  • The program offers and Introductory course as well as 4 levels of English. Each level has two courses: Reading, Writing, and Grammar & Listening and Speaking.
  • Courses are comprised of 17 sessions and meet twice a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reading, Writing, and Grammar courses are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Listening & Speaking courses are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • The program offers 4 terms that last two months each (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Students who complete each level will receive a certificate of completion. University credit is not awarded for these courses.

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ELL - Intensive English Language Program

The mission of the intensive English language program at UVU is to help non-native English-speaking students understand and successfully use academic English at an American university.

  • Must be an enrolled student at UVU to participate in the program.
  • The Program has six levels of study. Classes focus on the skills of Listening/Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Level six students who qualify may take the TOEFL Preparation class in place of one of the other classes.
  • The program offers two fifteen-week semesters, fall and spring. Students enroll for twenty credit hours per semester (5 classes) and are in class for twenty hours per week. Classes are offered during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • The Program also offers two seven-week blocks during summer semester. Students are in class twenty hours per week each block and take three classes one block and two classes during the other block. Classes are offered during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Each level takes one 15-week semester (including summer) to complete.
  • All courses count toward a student's Grade Point Average (GPA) and appear on his or her transcripts.

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