Auburn University Summer English School: June 5 - 30, 2017

The Auburn University Summer English School is a collaborative effort between Auburn City Schools and the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education. This program was developed in 2008 in order to meet the English language learning needs of non-English speaking students in the area. The program provides 57 classroom hours of instruction in English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for K-9th grade non-English speaking international students and adults.

  • Improve the participants' English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Enhance the participants' knowledge of American culture and history
  • Strengthen the partnerships among the community, local schools, and the university
  • Promote cultural exchange among educators, parents, students, and community members
  • Provide educational services that support the economic development of the community

Monday - Friday, 9:00-11:50 AM


Classes are instructed by highly qualified, certified State of Alabama teachers. Many of the teachers are from the Auburn City School System. They are experts in their field and many have been instructors for the Summer English School for a number of years.

Participants will be assigned to a basic or advanced class based on their English language proficiency. Proficiency will be judged based on a placement inventory that will be taken on the first day. The curriculum for the courses will be chosen based off of the state of Alabama Course of Study Standards in collaboration with the recommendations of grade-level certified teachers. Students will focus on reading, writing, speaking skills, listening skills, and test preparatory skills.

Classes Offered:
  • Kindergarten – 1st grade
  • 2nd – 3rd grade
  • 4th – 5th grade
  • 6th – 8th grade
  • 9th – 12th grade
  • ACT Prep
  • Adult Conversation Class

Participants will need to register for the course that shows the grade level they will be entering in the Fall of 2017.


The instructional activities for this program will be held at Pick Elementary School.

1320 N College St, Auburn, AL 36830

  • Before May 1, 2017: $300
  • After May 1, 2017: $335
  • Received Needs-Based Sponsorship: $150 (see below)

Families registering multiple siblings can receive a $35 discount, starting with the second child. You must fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Needs-Based Sponsorships:

To apply for a needs-based partial sponsorship ($150), complete the sponsorship application.

Note: Only a limited number of needs-based sponsorships will be available. Please complete the application completely to be considered. Priority will go to those that qualify for a free or reduced lunch. Deadline to apply is April 25th, 2017. You will be notified no sooner than April 26th, 2017 if your child has been selected. You can register and reserve your child’s spot with a $100 deposit. Any additional payments must be completed by May 1, 2017.

Refund Policy

Please read our Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Last Updated: April 3, 2017