Begins: August 23 // Ends: December 10
In the American English Language Program, you will achieve:
International students accepted into NKU must prove a level of English proficiency with a passing IELTS score (5.5 for bachelors; 6.5 for masters) or TOEFL IBT score (61 for bachelors; 79 for masters). If a student does not have that level of proficiency, he or she will be enrolled in the American English Language Program. Students take a placement test just after their arrival to NKU during AELP orientation to determine the level at which they will enter the program.
Level 1: The student’s vocabulary, speech, and understanding of English are limited to several words and expressions. The student has very little ability in English grammar, writing, and reading.
Level 2: The student understands and speaks conversational English with hesitancy and difficulty. The student understands simple directions and lessons and is at a beginning level of English grammar, reading, and writing.
Level 3: The student understands and speaks conversational and academic English with decreasing hesitancy and difficulty. The student possesses developing grammar, reading comprehension, and writing skills in English.
Level 4: The student understands and speaks conversational English without much difficulty, but has some hesitancy with academic English. The student possesses intermediate English grammar, reading, and writing skills.
Level 5: The student understands and speaks both conversational and academic English with increasing proficiency. The student is ready to learn and work with advanced English grammar, writing, and reading.
Level 6: The student understands and speaks conversational and academic English well with few mistakes. The student is approaching college-level proficiency in English, but needs some additional English skills classwork before being ready for university classes