American English Language Program


AELP, the American English Language Program at Northern Kentucky University, offers English language classes to students from around the world to improve grammar, writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Graduates of our program often go on to study in one of the many undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at NKU. Students also gain valuable English language skills to perform well on the TOEFL and IELTS tests, improve their career and job possibilities, and develop confidence to succeed in an English language environment.

Our diverse group of students – who come from Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe – enjoy many opportunities to interact with American and international students. Dynamic and engaging classes from experienced ESL instructors 25 hours per week help to make learning English efficient and enjoyable.

The educational experience continues outside of class in casual conversations with the friendly students and campus community at NKU. There are many opportunities to meet and talk with Americans in daily life around campus through student organizations and campus activities, as well as during events throughout the year in the Cincinnati area. 

Come learn with us here at AELP, and let us help you achieve the many opportunities available to those who speak English!

View this video to learn more about the American English Language Program at Northern Kentucky University.

Application Process

Click here to learn more about how to apply to the American English Language Program.

Spring 2017 Orientation Schedule:  Jan 3-6

Click here to view the Spring 2017 AELP Orientation Schedule.


Click here to meet our instructors.

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