Curriculum — AEP at UNA

The curriculum for the Academic English Program at UNA is geared toward students whose English language ability ranges from high beginner to advanced. The goal of our curriculum is to expose students to the English language in manageable yet progressive steps. Students advance their language learning without overwhelming for their learning stage. The objectives are clear and measurable and will fully prepare the students for participation in academic and social situations.

Each semester consists of two eight-week terms, and each summer consists of one eight-week term. This allows the student to advance to the next level of instruction every 8 weeks. It is possible for a student with beginning language skills at the start of study to complete all five levels of the Academic English program in one calendar year.

The Academic English Program at UNA is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2023 through April 2028 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,


*UNA AEP does not offer classes at the true beginner level. New students are expected to have basic knowledge of English when beginning the program in level 1 classes. 
ESL Daily Schedule

Our program provides each student with 25 hours of instruction per week — a phenomenal value!