Individual Programs

CAELC offers one-on-one, customized learning modules for UVa researchers, staff and faculty  whose first language is not English and who want to improve their English language communication skills. Once individuals are assessed, our instructors develop a tailored program with a focus on oral or written communication skills.

Programs are arranged to meet the learner's schedule. Instructors and learners interact both in-person and online through video conferencing. Those who focus on the development of their oral communication skills enjoy an additional hour of practice each week with one of our Student Language Consultants.

The price for twelve-hours of customized instruction over a six-week session is $750.  

Participants in an Individualized Program will be enrolled in their own section of ESL 913 (focus on oral skills) or ESL 914 (focus on writing) in the Student Information System (SIS). Each participant will have  a permanent record in SIS of his/her work with a grading option of satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

The fee for an Individualized Program is posted to a participant’s SIS account, and payment is completed through SIS or at the Cashier’s Window in Carruthers Hall.
Eligible University employees may use their Ed Benefit dollars to pay for an Individualized Program.

To request a course, please fill out this form.

For more information, contact CAELC at 434-924-3372 or