YES! Online

Your English Success: YES! Online

Improve your English from home by joining the
3-week, non-credit certificate courses offered via YES! Online
by The University of Alabama (UA) English Language Institute (ELI).

Can anyone take these courses?
Is it easy to enroll?
Is the technology easy to use?

YES! We’re committed to making your English learning successful!

YES! Online: Basic Information

  • Two hours of Zoom class meetings per week
  • Two additional hours per week with activities and tutoring
  • Personal attention and feedback
  • Experienced teachers who have master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • A certificate upon successful completion of the course
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    How to Begin

    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!

    The teachers are absolutely amazing. They are great people and their teaching methods effectively increase my interest in learning English.  
    Jing from China

    YES! Online: Fall 2020 Courses

    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.

    October 12 – 30, 2020

    Pronunciation Skills
    Pronunciation Hot Spots

    Any Level

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    4:00 to 5:00 pm (CST) or
    7:00 to 8:00 pm (CST)

    Business English Topics
    Introduction to Global Business

    Intermediate or Advanced Level

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    8:00 to 9:00 am (CST) or
    4:30 to 5:30 pm (CST)

     

    November 2 – 20, 2020

    Speaking & Listening

    Beginning Level

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    Time to be announced

    Speaking & Listening

    Intermediate Level

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    Time to be announced

    Academic Writing Skills

    Advanced Level

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    Time to be announced

     

    Course Descriptions

    Click on the course name below to learn more about each course.

    Pronunciation Hot Spots
    This course will help you understand how spoken sounds are formed, and how you can improve your own pronunciation of difficult sounds in English. You will learn about parts of the mouth and how to use them to make certain sounds. Your teacher will give you individual feedback on your progress during the course.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm (CST) or 7:00 to 8:00 pm (CST)

    Introduction to Global Business
    This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning how to succeed in a global marketplace. During this 3-week program, you will learn how to be an effective member of a global team, by discussing and learning about cultural biases and how to work with people from other cultures. You will also be taken through the steps necessary to produce professional emails for the workplace that include appropriate language, tone and vocabulary. Finally, we will focus on the networking and interview skills needed to excel in the global marketplace, while building your vocabulary and language skills to help you achieve your professional goals.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 to 9:00 am (CST) or 4:00 to 5:00 pm (CST)

    Class description coming soon!

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Time to be announced

    Class description coming soon!

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Time to be announced

    Class description coming soon!

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Time to be announced

    YES! Online: Course Dates

    • October 12 – 30, 2020
    • November 2 – 20, 2020
    • November 30 – December 18, 2020
    • January 11 – 29, 2021
    • February 1 – 19, 2021
    • March 22 – April 9, 2021
    • April 12 – 30, 2021
    • May 10 – 28, 2021
    • May 31 – June 18, 2021
    • June 21 – July 9, 2021
    • July 12 – 30, 2021
    • August 2 – 20, 2021

     

    ELI is one of the best English courses – you have people that can support you, that can answer your questions, and if you have any concerns you can always come to them. 
    Amaro from Brazil

    Details and Pricing

    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:

    • 2 hours of class meetings per week
    • 1 hour of additional course activities per week
    • 1 hour of tutoring and feedback per week

    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.

    Registration

    Registration beginning soon!

    To register, click on the course or courses you would like to take. You will be taken to a new webpage when you click on the link. Complete the registration and payment form that appears on the new page.

    October 12 – 30, 2020

    Pronunciation Skills (Coming soon!)

    Business English Topics (Coming soon!)

    November 2 – 20, 2020

    Speaking & Listening Beginning Level (Coming soon!)

    Speaking & Listening Intermediate Level (Coming soon!)

    Academic Writing Skills (Coming soon!)

    Payment Policies

    • You must complete registration and payment 48 hours before the first class meeting.
    • After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for checking technology and accessing the class data. If you do not receive the email within 24 hours of registering, please contact the ELI immediately.
    • If you decide not to take the class after registering, you must request a refund at least 12 hours before the first class meeting.
      • You can receive a refund of the tuition ($200 US dollars).
      • You cannot receive a refund of the processing fee ($25 US dollars).
      • You cannot receive a refund after the class begins.

    Questions?

    We are glad that you are interested in improving your English success via YES! Online.

    Please contact us if you have any questions; we look forward to meeting you!