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UW English Language Proficiency Requirement
All multilingual students who speak English as a second language are welcome to take our Academic English courses. AEP courses also satisfy the UW English Language Proficiency Requirement for both undergraduate and graduate students. If required to take AEP classes, enrollment in these classes must begin during the student's initial quarter of registration and must be continued in each succeeding quarter until the sequence of courses is completed.

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This course is designed specifically for International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) who will be teaching at the University of Washington.
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Our Goals
Academic English (AEP) courses are designed to support the success of non-native English speaking students by building confidence and developing key academic reading, writing and communication skills. Through these courses, students prepare for success at the UW by developing strategies they can use in their university courses and becoming familiar with campus resources.

Courses cover a wide range of necessary skills, including critically analyzing and responding to readings, developing research questions, making claims, grammar and academic vocabulary, note-taking, and effectively leading class and small group discussions.

Our Faculty and Professional Staff
We have 50 full-time faculty and professional staff with advanced degrees and many years of experience teaching English language, studying other languages, and living around the world.

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