Your English Success: YES! Online
3-week, non-credit certificate courses offered via YES! Online
by The University of Alabama (UA) English Language Institute (ELI).
1. Choose the best course(s) for you. No test is required!
2. Register and pay online. (See costs below.)
3. Receive a welcome email with instructions.
4. Complete a technology check before you begin.
5. Meet your instructor and join your class!
When you choose your course(s), be sure to consider the time zone. All courses are listed in US Central Standard Time (CST, which is GMT-5). You can use the Time Zone Converter link. Enter Tuscaloosa, Alabama as the location.
Click on the course name below to learn more about each course.
This course is designed to develop your academic writing skills. You will learn how to organize and write a basic 5 paragraph essay. You will also learn different introduction and conclusion techniques that will make your writing more sophisticated. You will have the opportunity to write your own essay and will receive feedback on how to improve it.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:00 am (CST)
This course is designed to develop discussion/speaking skills in English. We will talk about different aspects of life and culture in the United States such as politics, sports, music, literature, and education. We will have reading and listening activities to accompany the classes. Let’s learn about the US together and share our thoughts and opinions.
Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm (CST)
This course is designed to develop your speaking and listening skills using humor. You will learn about different types of jokes, styles of humor, and see examples. You will learn vocabulary and intonational skills to develop your humor in English. The small class size will give you many opportunities to practice and receive feedback.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 to 9:00 am (CST)
You must have a stable internet connection (broadband wired or wireless, 3G or 4G/LTE) to join the courses.
Each course costs $200 + a $25 processing fee. (US dollars)
The courses include 12 hours over 3 weeks as follows:
You will receive a Certificate of Completion if you attend each class meeting and participate. (Participants do not receive academic credit for these courses.)
To register, click on the course name under Registration below and complete the registration and payment form. You will be taken to a new webpage when you click on the link.
If you have questions, please contact the ELI office.