Academic English for Multilingual Students

The AEM Program provides courses to international students who need to improve their English skills. Courses are offered at high intermediate and advanced levels. Degree-seeking undergraduate students complete AEM courses and progress to Rhetoric courses to fulfill their A1 and A2 requirement. Visiting international students and graduate level international students may enroll in AEM courses to support their education experience and goals. Students must be placed in AEM courses in order to enroll. Please contact if you wish to enroll.

Vision and Mission

The AEM Program upholds the Vision, Mission, and Values of the University of San Francisco. Particularly important are the University's core values that include a commitment to:

  • excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions in a global context
  • respect for promotion and the dignity of every person