Communication in English (CIE)

Application and Information

The IESL Program offers an evening class in Communication in English (CIE). This 3-hour, non-degree credit class meets for 15 weeks. The Spring 2017 class will meet Monday and Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m., beginning January 9. Class size is limited; applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

What will be taught in CIE?

CIE is designed to help high-intermediate to advanced proficiency non-native speakers of English become more effective communicators in academic, professional and social situations. Classroom activities are designed to give participants the opportunity to improve conversational fluency, an understanding of English vocabulary, and the acquisition of linguistic strategies needed in professional interactions such as discussions and presentations.

How do I apply?

Complete the application.

Download CIE application in Adobe PDF

Mail, email, fax, or hand-deliver your application to the IESL office (Room 207, West Wing of Strickler Hall, on the Belknap Campus of UofL). If you are an UofL student or employee, include your UofL ID number (so your UofL file is not duplicated). Please make sure we have your current email address, in case we need to contact you.

Or, complete the on-line form:

Open CIE on-line application

You should receive a response from our office in 10 working (business) days.

Please note, as a part-time course, CIE does not meet immigration requirements for F-1 international students.

What happens after I apply?

First, wait to receive your letter of acceptance. If accepted, the IESL office will register you in the class. Students are registered based on the Registration schedule of the University. You will receive an email verifying your acceptance, giving you instructions concerning payment, and confirming the location of the first class meeting.

After you are registered, pay your tuition and fees. You can use the UofL web registration system, phone registration system, or pay in person at the Bursar's Office. If you are using tuition remission, you are responsible for making sure the payment has been posted to your account.

How much does the class cost?

Tuition for the semester is $725. You must also buy your books and materials (determined by the instructor). The tuition MUST be paid in full before the first night of class to guarantee a space in the program. Students who have not settled their bill before the first day of class will be removed from the class roster and placed on the waiting list.

Am I eligible for tuition remission?

Tuition remission is based on your employment with UofL. Because of confidentiality, employees are responsible for finding out if they are eligible for tuition remission. Information on how to apply for tuition remission is available through the Bursar's Office web page (under Special Tuition Programs).

For more information

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 502/852-5901
Fax: 502/852-2880