Select options below to determine which of our programs will work best for you.
This program is the only program for which an I-20 is issued, so that students may apply for a student visa.
This program is for:
- Students who need to become proficient in English so that they can be accepted into academic programs at the University of Kentucky and other U.S. colleges and universities.
- Students admitted to degree programs who need to improve their English language skills.
- Non-students who have other reasons (business, social, personal) for wishing to improve their English.
Students in the Semi-Intensive ESL Program are not eligible for I-20s for visa purposes.
The Semi-Intensive ESL Program at the University of Kentucky is designed for participants who are already in the United States in some capacity: visiting faculty, exchange visitors, employees of local companies, post-docs, residents of Lexington and surrounding areas, graduate students or spouses of graduate students and faculty, and others who do not need a student visa.
No classes are offered in Spring 2013. Please check back next semester.
Specialty classes are intended only for advanced students of English as a Second Language, unless otherwise noted. The intent of these classes is not to improve the general level of English (although this usually happens as a happy side effect) but rather to concentrate on special points of language and to fix the problems that participants encounter. In this sense, they are "fix-it" classes. Because of the intensity of these classes, class size is usually kept small (8-12 participants). Classes may be of any length, but are usually 4-6 weeks in duration.