Basic English - Adult Ed Program

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Priority Deadline Tuition: $350 USD - Valid until Feb. 5th


Course Description

The UTRGV Language Institute is now offering adults instruction in the basic English skills required to function in society.  This course is for students who have not completed their education in their first language and want to learn or improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

* Until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-class courses will be primarily offered online via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Blackboard. However, we will allow up to 6 participants in the classroom on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to secure your in-person seat, please email as soon as you complete the registration for the course.

Course Information


Per person: $400 USD



Session:  Spring II 2021

Dates:  March 8 - May 5

Days:  Monday and Wednesday

Time:  2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Session: Spring II 2021

Dates:  March 12 - May 7

Days: Friday

Time:  8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Course Details

Adult-Ed Basic English Program Calendar

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Session Course Dates Priority Deadline Refund Deadline Tuition (USD) Spring I 2021 Jan. 11 – Feb. 10 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 $400 Spring II 2021 Feb. 15 – March 18 Feb. 5 Feb. 19 $400 Spring III 2021 March 22 – April 21 April 9 April 23 $400

Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session Course Dates Priority Deadline Refund Deadline Tuition (USD) Spring I 2021 Jan. 15 – March 5 Dec. 11 Dec. 18 $400 Spring II 2021 March 12 – May 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 26 $400 Spring III 2021 May 14 – July 2 April 16 April 30 $400



  1. Download Program Application and Email to
  2. Process Payment for Placement Test (non-refundable).
  3. Process Tuition Payment


  • Students must be 18 years or older and have completed high school or equivalent
  • US Citizens or Resident Aliens should bring their birth certificate, resident alien card or employment authorization letter.
  • International Students must apply for F-1 visa.


  • Transfers to another session are Not Allowed without prior approval from the LI Director or Associate Director. If a transfer is approved, a Transfer Fee will be charged.


  • Refunds require 4-6 weeks to process.
  • Intensive Program Processing fee of $100 is non-refundable.
  • Late fees are non-refundable.
  • Will only be given two weeks before the starting date of the program. No Exceptions!
  • If a student cannot be placed in an existing level or if a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be given less a $100.00 processing fee.


  • All new students under the age of 22 must submit evidence of receiving the meningitis vaccine or booster shot (administered within the past five years) or evidence of exemption before they can enroll. Students must provide proof of vaccination 10 days before the first day of the program


  • The I-20 Form will be provided to eligible international students in order to apply for an F-1 visa at their nearest U.S. Consulate.


  • Statement of account with sufficient funds to cover tuition, books, housing, and health insurance.
  • Copy of passport (must be valid for at least 6 months)


  • The Department of Homeland Security requires all foreign students to pay a SEVIS fee of $350 (USD) either by mail or via Internet, and fill out a form I-901 before making an appointment at the American Consulate.


  • The Board of Regents of The UT-System schools requires that all international students have medical insurance every session.  The Board of Regents has also granted an exception for Mexican Nationals attending the Language Institute.
  • For further details please visit our Admission Page.
  • Grammar
    • The LI teaches grammar as a foundation for communication.
  • Listening and Speaking
    • Conversation, discussion and structured listening practice help students gain confidence speaking and understanding English in everyday situations.
  • Reading and Writing
    • Students improve their ability to read and remember more.
  • Vocabulary and Idioms
    • The LI teaches students the words needed to communicate clearly. Learning idioms helps students express themselves naturally in English.
  • Student Grade Report
    • At the end of each term, the LI sends all students a final evaluation of their performance in the program.
  • Certificates
    • At the end of each session, students who successfully complete the requirements of the LI receive a Certificate of Participation.

Contact Us

UTRGV Language Institute

Edinburg Campus:
1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez
CESS Bldg., Rm. 1.700
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999


Phone: (956) 665-2133
Fax: (956) 665-5001


Brownsville Campus:
1601 E. Price Rd. Ste "E"
Resaca Village Plaza
Brownsville, TX 78521


Phone: (956) 882-4178
Fax: (956) 882-4182