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The English Language Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites you to discover what makes us a university on the rise. When you enroll in one of our English programs, you not only become a student of the ELC, but of UTSA as well, with access to the resources of an R1 research institution.

As a university of access and excellence, UTSA is committed to developing a community of multicultural, international scholars. We are a part of this mission, and further it with our dedication to student success. Come see for yourself!


Now accepting Graduate applications for the International Pathway!

Instruction scheduled to begin Fall 2024

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A Welcoming Environment

UTSA's primary goal is to make you feel at home. Our campus is in one of the friendliest cities in the United States. With more than 30,000 students on campus, you will quickly be making friendships that last a lifetime.

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Many Cultures

You won't just experience American culture; you will learn alongside students from around the world. UTSA is home to students from more than 90 countries, which will give you a global perspective.

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A University Experience

When you join the Academic English Program at UTSA, you will step into university life and have a life-changing experience.

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Excellent Programs

Our International Pathway Program, Academic English Program, Advanced English Pronunciation Program, and customized programs will help you succeed through our rigorous coursework, cultural immersion, and outstanding staff.

Explore the English Language Center

Learn more about the International Pathway

International Pathway

Start taking classes in your degree program while developing your English skills.
Learn more about the Academic English Program

Academic English Program

Develop the English skills you need for the next step in your academic career.

Global Academy

Offers the flexibility of learning English at your own pace from home.
Learn more about Customized Programs

Customized Programs

Collaborate with us to create a tailor-made program for your group's needs.
Learn more about Coffee and Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Chat and broaden your horizons — all UTSA students welcome
Learn more about Global Connections

Global Connections

Build intercultural relationships with other roadrunners

Make UTSA Your Home

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The University of Texas at San Antonio Academic English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2022 through April 2032 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

Additional information can be found below:
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Complaints Against an Accredited Program