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Online English Programs

Program Descriptions

The English Language Institute offers online programs including:

  • Online Intensive English Program
  • Online Aviation English Certificate Program
  • Online Business English Programs
  • Online ShortCourses
  • Online individual and group tutoring to fit your specific online learning needs
Online Intensive English Program Digital Badge

Online Intensive English Program

The Online Intensive English Program (OIEP) features courses in reading, writing, communication skills, and grammar.

These are online, non-credit courses that can be counted towards UCM's English Proficiency Requirements. Students are given a placement test to determine level (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced). Courses are asynchronous and include regular, virtual meetings with the instructor. 

Students receive a certificate of completion and 4.2 Continuing Education Units. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week per online class. 

These courses are not for F or J visa students. 

Program Cost

The Online Intensive English Program courses are $425.00 per course. Visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to see most current pricing.

*Costs and fees are subject to change

Register for Online Intensive English Program

If you are interested in registering for Online Intensive English Program courses, please contact the ELI Director, Ms. Valerie Heming, at iep@ucmo.edu or visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to enroll.

Questions?  Contact Us.

ELI Aviation English Online Program Badge

Aviation English Online Program

The English Language Institute's Aviation English Online Program prepares students to meet and exceed the Level-4 ICAO rating to comply with the FAA regulations.

The program consists of:

  • one 6-week course to introduce students to voice-only communication in plain English for safety during flight instruction, recreation, or commercial application. Students will build speaking and listening skills within the context of aviation topics (e.g., pre-flight checks and ground movements). 
  • one 6-week course to build greater speaking and listening skills for voice-only communication in plain English. Students will engage in simulated voice-only communication within the context of aviation topics (e.g., cruising and en route events).

Visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.

Online Program Highlights

The online program's courses feature engaging instruction and practice with plain English voice-only communication, terminology, pronunciation, and more in an aviation context.

Schedule and Credit

Students are enrolled at UCM in a zero credit hour, short-term program through Online and Learning Engagement. Students complete two online courses with six aviation-context focused modules. Students will receive a UCM grade report, a program certificate of completion, and a digital badge.

Program Cost

Tuition for one course:

(ground communication or air communication)

$1,300*
Tuition for program (bundle): $2,500*

 

*Costs and fees are subject to change.

Register for Aviation English Online Program

If you are interested in registering for the Aviation English Online Program, please contact the ELI Director, Ms. Valerie Heming, at iep@ucmo.edu for more information. You can also visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.

English for Corporate Managers Digital Badge (Online)

English for Corporate Managers (Online)

This business English program consists of 2 courses, each lasting 6 weeks. It is designed for managers and executives in the corporate environment who want to improve their interpersonal communication skills in face-to-face or virtual settings, presentation skills, report writing and electronic communications. The focus is on vocabulary, grammar, and American negotiation skills in a corporate setting. Certificate of Successful Completion awarded. 

Visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.

Course Descriptions

Corporate English for Managers I: This course focuses on developing the range of vocabulary and strengthening of grammar skills (e.g. in correspondence, reports, and presentations) of the corporate executive. Interpersonal communication skills for both formal and informal settings as well as for virtual environments are introduced. It is designed for executives wishing to refine broader vocabulary, situational English communication, and presentation skills.

Corporate English for Managers II: CEM II builds on CEM I. This course focuses on enhancing English for report-writing and on showing more effective communication during virtual and face-to-face meetings. Active listening skills and language for negotiation skills are honed for more meaningful and culturally-sensitive discussion in both formal and informal settings. For executives with advanced-level English skills.

Schedule and Location

  • Schedule is to be arranged.
  • The courses meet two times per week with 1.5 hours per class.
  • The classes are offered online or face-to-face (on-site or at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit, Missouri).

Program Cost

Tuition for one course $995.00*
Tuition for program (bundle): $1,750.00*


*Costs and fees are subject to change.

Register for Corporate English for Managers Program

If you are interested in registering for the Corporate English for Managers Program, please contact the ELI Director, Ms. Valerie Heming, at iep@ucmo.edu for more information. You can also visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.
English for Administrative Assistants Digital Badge

English for Administrative Assistants (Online)

This business English program consists of 2 courses, each lasting 6 weeks. It is designed for administrative assistants in the business environment who want to improve their speaking and writing skills for inter-office and public communication. The focus is on phone and e-mail English, letter writing, grammar, and pronunciation. Certificate of Successful Completion awarded.

Visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.

 

Course Descriptions

English for Administrative Assistants I: This course introduces vocabulary and guides administrative staff to identify circumstances which specific spoken and written "types" of English are necessary to build effective communication for inter-office and public exchanges. Intermediate level of English needed.

English for Administrative Assistants II: EAAII builds on EAAI goals. This course enhances administrative staff abilities to speak and write using work-appropriate English in public and inter/intra office communication. Staff will develop a portfolio of templates for English phrasing in e-mails and reports. High-intermediate to Advanced level of English needed.

 

Schedule and Location

  • Schedule is to be arranged.
  • The courses meet two times per week with 1.5 hours per class.
  • The classes are offered online or face-to-face (on-site or at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit, Missouri).

Program Cost

Tuition for one course: $395.00*
Tuition for program (bundle):  $695.00*


*Costs and fees are subject to change.

Register for the English for Administrative Assistants Program

If you are interested in registering for the Corporate English for Managers Program, please contact the ELI Director, Ms. Valerie Heming, at iep@ucmo.edu for more information. You can also visit the UCM Online and Learning Engagement Course Catalog to register.
Online Customized English ShortCourse Badge

Online Customized English ShortCourse

Students consult with an ELI Course Planner to create a course specifically designed for the student. Examples include EFL Teacher Training, TOEIC Preparation, Pronunciation and Intonation, etc.

Students should expect to spend 4-6 hours per week plus 1 hour weekly with virtual sessions with each instructor. Each course is 3 weeks long. (Expected total number of hours to complete each course: 20)

Features

  • Asynchronous
  • Regular virtual meetings with instructors
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge of Completion
  • Customized English for Specific Purposes Content
  • Intermediate and Advanced level students are best served with a customized course, but Beginners are also welcome.
  • Individualized consultation for optimal design

Dates

Dates for 2021

Spring Session: February 17 - March 11
Summer Session: August 18 - September 9

Dates for 2022 (tentative)

Spring Session: February 2 - February 24; February 16 - March 10
Summer Session: August 17 - September 8

Cost Information

Course fee: $475.00

Consultation and Design fee: $100.00

Description of Levels

Beginning: Students have limited experience with the language. The English language is still new.

IntermediateStudents have studied English before and have a basic understanding of how the language sounds and looks. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developing, and production is guided.

Advanced: Students focus on academic English skills to present and write formally. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developed for academic purposes. 

Application Information

 

ELI English Language ShortCourse Badge

Online English Language ShortCourses

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Intensive English courses are offered. There are 4 semi-intensive classes in each level (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Communication Skills).

Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week plus 1 hour weekly in virtual sessions with each instructor. Each course is 3 weeks long. (Expected total number of hours needed to complete each course: 12)

Features

  • Asynchronous
  • Regular virtual meetings with instructors
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge of Completion
  • For All Levels

Dates

Dates for 2021

Spring Session: February 17 - March 11
Summer Session: August 18 - September 9

Dates for 2022 (tentative)

Spring Session: February 2 - February 24; February 16 - March 10
Summer Session: August 17 - September 8

Cost Information

Course fee: $300.00

Program Fee (for all 4 courses / save $225.00): $975.00

Placement Test Fee: $40.00

Description of Levels

Beginning: Students have limited experience with the language. The English language is still new.

IntermediateStudents have studied English before and have a basic understanding of how the language sounds and looks. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developing, and production is guided.

Advanced: Students focus on academic English skills to present and write formally. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developed for academic purposes. 

Note: Levels are determined by the ELI Placement Test.

Application Information

ELI Language, Literature, and Arts ShortCourse Badge

Language, Literature, and Arts ShortCourse

Students study works of literature, film, and music and how their diversity has influenced American life in the 20th and 21st century. Language Focus: vocabulary, writing, reading, listening, speaking. Literature and Arts Focus: various authors, music and film with cultural impact. Students should expect to spend 4-6 hours per week on this class plus 1 hour weekly with virtual sessions with the instructor. This course is 3 weeks long. (Expected total number of hours to complete this course: 20)

Features

  • Asynchronous
  • Regular virtual meetings with instructors
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Digital Badge of Completion
  • For intermediate to advanced level speakers of English as a second language.

Dates

Dates for 2021

Spring Session: February 17 - March 11
Summer Session: August 18 - September 9

Dates for 2022 (tentative)

Spring Session: February 2 - February 24; February 16 - March 10
Summer Session: August 17 - September 8

Cost Information

Course fee: $475.00

Description of Levels

Beginning: Students have limited experience with the language. The English language is still new. (Students with a beginning knowledge of English should not take this course.)

IntermediateStudents have studied English before and have a basic understanding of how the language sounds and looks. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developing, and production is guided.

Advanced: Students focus on academic English skills to present and write formally. Vocabulary and grammar skills are developed for academic purposes.  (Students with an intermediate or advanced knowledge of English may participate in this course.)

Application Information

 

 Two students studying online

Online Individual and Group Tutoring

To set up online individual and group tutoring, please contact the ELI Director, Ms. Valerie Heming, at iep@ucmo.edu.

 

 

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