Study on campus or online in Spring 2021!

Programs

  Online Programs  |  Intensive English Language Programs  |  Tutoring

Part-Time Courses | Specialty (ESPs)


 1) Online Programs

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Online Language & Culture Program

The Online Language and Culture program allows you to discover American culture and improve your English skills for professional communication, academic preparation or personal growth from the comfort of your home!

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Program fee: $1,000 (includes ebooks)
  • Deposit: $250 (deducted from the total program fee)
  • Spring Program Dates: Feb. 15-Mar. 12, 2021
  • Priority application and deposit deadline: Dec. 21. Applications will be accepted through February 7.
  • Application fee: $50 (no fee if application and deposit are received by priority deadline)
  • Full payment due by first day of classes
  • Live classes: Monday-Friday between 7:00-9:00 am or 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time 

Click here for a brochure.

Check out our faculty bios.

APPLY NOW for the Online Language & Culture Program!

 Check out the syllabi for the classes: American Culture, Integrated Skills, Professional Communication.

***Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) does not accredit online programs.

Online Certificate in Professional Communication 

The Online Certificate in Professional Communication will help you sharpen professional skills to succeed in a business environment. You will also create your personal brand with practical tips from business professionals and career counselors, as well as prepare for a job interview by writing an effective elevator pitch, resume, and cover letter. These skills, along with a certificate that serves as official proof of English language proficiency, will help you gain a competitive advantage in the job market.

  • Feb. 1–26, 2021
  • No application fee!
  • Visa not required
  • 16 live classes with recordings available online
  • 10+ lectures and workshops on leadership and career success
  • Conversation Partner Program
  • Program cost: $350

Click here for a brochure with more information on the Online Certificate in Professional Communication.

Check out our faculty bios.

APPLY NOW for the Online Certificate in Professional Communication!

Online Foundations of Business and Data Analytics Certificate

The Online Foundations of Business and Data Analytics Certificate will help you sharpen your professional communication skills and increase your cultural awareness to communicate confidently in a business environment. You will learn the foundations of business strategy and crisis management; enhance your planning, forecasting and decision-making skills; and gain perspectives on how businesses across the world are adapting to the changing business environment in a post-pandemic world. The program includes a Professional Communication course, a lecture series, and an official English proficiency test.

  • Feb. 1–26, 2021
  • No application fee!
  • Visa not required
  • Official English proficiency test included
  • 40 hours (22 live classes + 18 hours of recorded lectures/online assignments)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Program cost: $650

Click here for a brochure with more information on the Online Foundations of Business and Data Analytics Certificate.

APPLY NOW for the Online Foundations of Business and Data Analytics Certificate!

Check out our faculty bios.

Online Intensive English Classes – Spring 2021

These online classes are the same as those offered in the on-campus Intensive English Language Programs (see below), but they can be completed from the comfort of your home.

  • 5-week and 8-week sessions
  • No application fee!
  • Sessions begin on January 19 and March 15, 2021
  • Three classes available: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
    • 5-week cost: $350/class or $1,050 for all three
    • 8-week cost: $500/class or $1,500 for all three
  • Each class meets for 5 hours/week

APPLY NOW for Online Intensive English Classes!

2) Intensive English Language Programs (on-campus)

  • 5-week, 8-week, and 16-week sessions
  • Sessions begin in January, March, August, and October
  • 20+ hours of face-to-face instruction per week
  • Classes meet Monday - Friday
    • Mon/Wed: 9:00-2:50 (5 classes)
    • Tues/Thurs: 9:30-4:25 (4 classes & instructor office hours)
    • Fri: 9:00-1:50 (4 classes & field trip/activity)
  • Proficiency levels: 1) High- Beginner, 2) Intermediate, 3) High-Intermediate, 4) Advanced
  • Core curriculum: Writing & Grammar, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Conversation & Culture
  • Commonly offered elective courses: Test Preparation, Pronunciation, Popular English
  • Students with F-1 visas must attend a full-time program

APPLY NOW for one of the Intensive English Language Programs!

3) Tutoring: In Person, Online, or Combination*

The UNCW English Language Center offers two levels of tutoring: Basic and Advanced. 

Basic Tutoring: General speaking/listening/conversation practice. Meet 1-on-1 with a tutor and talk!

Advanced Tutoring: Higher-level, focused tutoring on specific subjects such as: TOEFL/IELTS preparation, public speaking, academic reading and writing

Dates and costs for programs
Basic Tutoring

$25/hour

Advanced Tutoring

$35/hour

All tutoring can be done in person on campus, online using Skype or Zoom, or a combination of these options.

APPLY NOW for Tutoring Sessions!   

4)  Part-Time Courses (on-campus)

  • Available for students who do not need an F-1 visa
  • Students may enroll in a maximum of 15 hours/week
  • Each course costs $1,600 for the full semester, or $900 for the 8-week program
    • Cost includes: textbook, weekly excursions/activities, conversation partner
    • Cost does not include: rec. center access, meals, housing, transportation

 APPLY NOW for Part-Time Courses!

5) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) & Special Programs

Upon request, the English Language Center designs and offers programs for groups with specific curriculum or programming requests. Email elc@uncw.edu for more information or to make a request. Below are some examples:

 Online Certificate in Business & Data Analytics Essentials 

The Online Certificate in Business & Data Analytics Essentials is designed for business and computer science students and professionals who would like to sharpen professional communication skills, increase understanding of U.S. and global business models, and gain new perspectives on how businesses are adapting to the changing environment in a post-pandemic world. The curriculum consists of courses in Professional Communication, American Business Culture, Business in the U.S., and a Lecture Series on various business and data analytics topics given by UNCW faculty members.

  • Visa not required
  • 40 contact hours
  • English level: Intermediate
  • Guest lectures by UNCW professors
  • Hands on projects and case studies
  • Program cost: $1,000

Click here for a brochure with more information on the Online Certificate in Business & Data Analytics Essentials. You can see our calendar for classes here, as well as our faculty bios.

 Online Certificate in Business Communications

The Online Certificate in Business Communications will equip you with the necessary skills to communicate clearly across cultures in a business setting. The program features courses in American Business Culture, Business in the U.S., and guest lectures by distinguished UNCW faculty.

  • Visa not required
  • 24 hours
  • Hands-on projects and case studies
  • Program cost: $499

Click here for a brochure with more information on the Online Certificate in Business Communications. Check our our class calendar here, and our faculty bios.

***Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) does not accredit online programs.