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Improve your English at ASU

Global Launch, Arizona State University’s English language program offers English and academic success training for learners of any proficiency level, from anywhere in the world. 

Global Launch’s team of global educators and staff members have helped more than 130,000 students achieve their language goals through innovative and immersive in-person and online courses. Global Launch is proud to be part of ASU, ranked in the top 1% of the world’s most prestigious universities


More than just a language program

The world is rapidly changing. Jobs are becoming much more competitive. And while you may have the skills to do the job, you must also have the ability to communicate with many different cultures.

ASU Global Launch offers more than just English. You will gain confidence to communicate in social and academic settings, participate in group projects, write academic papers, and give university-level presentations. 


One program, two ways to learn

Global Launch allows international learners of any background an equal opportunity to receive an innovative and immersive English language education from a world-renowned American university.

At Global Launch you can choose to learn on campus at Arizona State University or online. No matter your choice, you will still receive the same engaging and innovative experience that Global Launch is known for. 


Program details

The Global Launch English language program is developed for a wide range of learners at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. In each course, all students will learn and improve upon the four core competencies of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

When you apply for Global Launch, you will choose to learn in the Global Launch Campus Immersion or Online Immersion English language program. 

Once you are admitted to Global Launch, you will take a placement test to determine which level you will begin your English studies.

When you complete the highest level of the Global Launch English language program with a passing grade of B- (80%) or better, you will receive a certificate of completion that will satisfy the English language requirement for admission to Arizona State University’s undergraduate and graduate* degree programs.


Do you want to know your English level now? Take our free online placement test** to determine how long you may be in the Global Launch english language program. You will still be required to take the official placement test upon admission.

What is the difference between campus and online immersion?

The world is always changing, and access to a high-quality education in America may not be possible for all learners. At Arizona State University, we believe in the power of using innovative technology to provide and enhance the learning experience for any student located anywhere in the world.




*Please contact your graduate department before applying to Global Launch

**Please note that you will still be required to complete an official written placement test when you arrive at Global Launch. The free online placement test does not replace the TOEFL or IELTS for admission to Arizona State University.