Current Courses

When should I take AEIS courses?

You are required to enroll in required AEIS courses your first term and each subsequent term until all required AEIS classes are successfully completed. You must complete all required AEIS courses during your first year of enrollment at the University of Oregon. 

How do I register for AEIS courses?

After you take the AEIS Placement Test online, you will receive an email informing you of the AEIS courses that you need to take. During International Student Orientation (ISO) you will register for classes on DuckWeb. If you have questions about your AEIS courses, or have problems registering, AEIS Advisors will be available to assist you at the ISO Registration Lab.

If you register for a class that is lower than the level in which you were placed, you will receive credit for the course and your grade will be calculated into your UO GPA, but you will still need to complete the course you were placed into.

For example, if you were placed in AEIS 108, but register and take AEIS 107, you will receive credit and a grade for AEIS 107, but you will still be required to take AEIS 108.

After students receive their AEIS Placement Test results, it is their responsibility be aware of which AEIS courses they need to take. This information is in students’ Degree Guide on Duckweb.

You can look at AEIS and UO course offerings through Schedule Builder on Duckweb or the UO Class Schedule.

Current Course Schedule

See current AEIS courses offered in the UO Schedule of Classes

The following is a list of courses offered through the American English for International Students (AEIS) Program:

AEIS 101 - Introductory Academic Oral Communication (4 credits)

Students in this course will enhance their speaking and listening skills through small group presentations and discussions, mirroring the discourse patterns of their academic classes. Prerequisite: Accuplacer listening comprehension score of 80 or below.

AEIS 102 - Advanced Academic Oral Communication (4 credits)

Students will review skills introduced in AEIS 101 and further develop oral-aural competence, emphasizing speaking both in small groups as well as formal class presentation. Prerequisite: Accuplacer listening comprehension score of 81-89, or successful completion of AEIS 101.

AEIS 107 - Reading Academic Discourse (4 credits)

Students will learn effective study skills in approaching material from text for better overall comprehension, speed and confidence and vocabulary development for general academic topics. Prerequisite: Accuplacer reading comprehension score of 59 or below.

AEIS 108 - Advanced Reading Academic Discourse  (4 credits)

Students will learn strategies to better comprehend non-simplified texts on a variety of topics, and learn to conduct effective key word searches on the library database to create an annotated bibliography on an academic topic. Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test score from 60-89 or successful completion of AEIS 107.

AEIS 110 - Written Discourse I  (4 credits)

This is the first sequential academic writing course to help students develop university-level writing skills with a focus on sentence and paragraph structure. Prerequisite: Accuplacer reading and writing placement tests.

AEIS 111 - Written Discourse II  (4 credits)

This is the second sequential academic writing course to help students develop university-level writing skills, focusing on components of an argument essays and essay exams. Prerequisite: Accuplacer reading and writing placement tests, or successful completion of AEIS 110.

AEIS 112 - Written Discourse III  (4 credits)

This is the third sequential academic writing course to help students develop university-level writing skills, focusing on position papers, and a multiple-source library research paper. Prerequisite: Accuplacer reading and writing placement tests, or successful completion of AEIS 111.