Why are level exams important in the ESL Program?

Gokhan, ESL Program Manager

Gokhan, ESL Program Manager

I cannot believe that it has been five weeks since classes started. I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few facts about our program

We want each and every one of you to succeed in your academic, professional, and personal goals by receiving high-quality English language training. One way, we are trying to ensure this is implementing level exams. Level exams help us better determine your proficiency level. The contents of the level exams are different from final exams. Final exams have questions about what you have studied this term in the class. Level exams include a variety of questions that are at the level you are in. For example, you did not study Present Perfect Tense in the class, so you will not see any questions about it on the final exam. However, you may see a question about Present Perfect Tense on your level exam because that topic is covered at that level, and you need to know how to use that tense before you can move up to the next level.  As you know, we consider your class average (your grade) and the result of your level exam to decide if you can move up to a next level. Therefore, it is very important that you take the level exams on Thursday, March 14.

We will offer around 20 ESL courses in April, most of which start on April 1. The registration deadline is March 26, 2013. If you are interested in improving your English, I encourage you to take advantage of early registration discounts, which will expire on March 26. If you have any questions about the ESL programs at AUM, please contact Kylie Phillips, our Program Associate at (334) 244-3131 or esl@aum.edu

We look forward to seeing you in the program this spring!



New Year Greetings

Happy New Year! I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning students. We are very excited about the ESL Programs we are offering in January. We strive to offer you high-quality English language training to help you succeed in your academic, professional, and personal lives.

The Intensive English Program and the Communicative English Program offer day-time and evening classes for young adults and adults. The Intensive English Program focuses on academic English while the Communicative English program focuses on general English. Depending on your needs and your proficiency level, you can choose one or more of the 17 classes we offer this winter.

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I encourage you to take advantage of early registration discounts, which expire on January 11.

Kylie Phillips, Program Associate

Kylie Phillips, Program Associate

If you have any questions about our programs, need further information, or wish to register for courses, please contact Kylie Phillips, our new program associate, at (334) 244-3131 or esl@aum.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in our program this winter!


Gokhan Alkanat,
Senior Program Manager

Greetings from the Director

I would like to thank all of you for choosing us for your English language training. It has been a great semester, and we are already half-way through. I hope everyone is happy with his or her classes and enjoying the elective courses and extra-curricular activities the ESL Program offers.

I would like to invite all of our students and teachers to our Thanksgiving dinner, which will be held on the 7th floor of the Library Tower on November 15 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a night with lots of delicious food and fun.

Also, The ESL Office will sponsor a trip to “Fantasy in Lights”, a light and sound show on December 13. We have limited seats available, so if you are interested, please hurry up and sign up for the event in the ESL Office.

On behalf of our ESL instructors and staff, I would like to thanks each of you for being part of our ESL program. We value diversity, and we are very grateful for your cultural contribution to our program and the university.

Gokhan Alkanat

Senior Program Manager for ESL

Welcome Fall-2 Students

I would like to welcome you to the English as a Second Language Program and thank you for considering the English program at Auburn University-Montgomery.  Our teachers and staff strive to provide you with quality English language training to help you succeed in your academic, professional, and personal goals.

In the second-half of the fall semester, we will have a variety of fun activities for our students. Pumpkin Carving Contest, Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens, and Christmas Party are some of these events. Additionally, we have some elective English programs you can take advantage of. Conversation Partners, English Book Club, and the TOEFL Prep are the elective English programs you can participate in and improve your English in a stress-free environment. I would like to encourage everyone to take advantage of the extracurricular activities and the elective English programs.


At this time, I invite you to explore our website for further information about the Intensive English Program (IEP), Communicative English Courses, Application Process, and IELTS Testing Center. You will find important information about our curriculum and policy and procedures in the IEP Handbook, which is also available at www.aum.edu/esl . The handbook will help you understand our expectations of you and the services available to you at AUM.

I hope your time as a student at Auburn University at Montgomery will be a great experience.

On behalf of our ESL instructors and staff, I welcome you and look forward to seeing you on our campus.

Gokhan, Program Manager