ESL Explore

Explore the English Language Center at UT

The English Language Center offers programs at every proficiency level to provide students, visiting scholars and professionals with high-quality English language training and opportunities to broaden their cultural awareness.


History and Background

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) has supported an English language program in since 1965. As part of the university, the English Language Center provides instruction and programs that are critical to UT’s mission and equip English learners with skills they need to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

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We offer students a number of benefits, including:

  • Highly qualified teaching staff with decades of experience
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention
  • Numerous resources for students to further their practice outside the classroom
  • Opportunities for academic growth, research, collaboration and advancement
  • Social activities that create community, build language proficiency and make you feel at home
  • Diverse student population
  • Academic and immigration advising and workshops
  • Access to UT's many libraries and facilities
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With options ranging from a few weeks to a full year, our programs include:

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The UT Advantage

Our classes are offered on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top-ranked public universities in the United States and the world. UT Austin is a welcoming and diverse community with more than 5,300 international students and 1,500 international scholars each year. The large, vibrant campus offers superior facilities and technology to give you the best experience and support you throughout your program. When you come to UT to study at the English Language Center, you'll find a university committed to being truly international and providing all the support you need to reach your goals.

Not only will you have the advantage of being on the UT campus, you’ll have access to everything the city of Austin has to offer. One of the fastest growing cities in the country, Austin is a young and diverse city known for live music, unique culture, technology, entrepreneurship and opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Learn more about The University of Texas and life in Austin.

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Mission and Core Purpose

Learn about our commitment to offering the highest quality English language instruction at the English Language Center

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Faculty and Instructors

Meet our outstanding faculty and staff with years of experience and expertise

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Accreditations and Affiliations

Browse through our numerous prestigious accreditations and affiliations


Student Testimonials

Why choose UT English Language Center? Hear what current and former students are saying about UT’s English programs and learn more about our Student Ambassadors.