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Online Self-Paced English

Global Launch offers online English courses for learners who want to improve their language skills on their own while still receiving a quality education from a world-renowned American university.

By enrolling in Online Self-Paced English courses, you will: 

  • Enjoy engaging online classes from home
  • Develop skills that you can apply to your daily life right away
  • Gain confidence to communicate in social, professional and academic settings
  • Learn on your own schedule
  • Join a vibrant learner community
  • Access ASU's library of online resources

Why Global Launch?

Course details

The Online Self-Paced courses are designed to improve your English as well as your advanced problem-solving, critical thinking, and academic writing skills. Each program has multiple courses; each course takes eight weeks to complete, and requires 5-10 hours of study per week. You will receive immediate and ongoing feedback on your progress within each course. When you complete each course with a grade of 70% or better, you will earn an ASU course completion certificate.

8 weeks

to complete each course

5-10 hours

of study required per week

≥ 70%

grade required in each course to earn your certificate

Choose your course subject

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General English

Learn English Now!, Global Launch’s general English courses, will help you communicate in basic conversational English in your daily life.

These courses are best for: basic through high-intermediate learners (CEFR A2–B2).

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Business English

Improve your language skills to conduct meetings, write proposals, negotiate contracts and more.

These courses are best for: high-intermediate (CEFR B2).

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Academic English

Improve your language skills for an academic setting or career in academics.

These courses are best for: high-intermediate through advanced Learners (CEFR B2–C2).

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English for Healthcare

Learn important communication skills to prepare you for your future working in healthcare. 

These courses are best for: high-intermediate through advanced learners who may or may not have prior experience in the healthcare industry (CEFR B1).

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English for the Semiconductor Industry

Gain the English language skills necessary to communicate successfully in the semiconductor industry.

These courses are best for: high-intermediate through advanced learners who may or may not have prior experience in the microelectronics industry (CEFR B1).

Determine your English level

Global Launch provides a free online diagnostic test that will tell you which course you should take to begin your English study. Based on your test score, Global Launch will determine your current English language skill level, and will recommend the course that's right for you. Your test results are graded using the following scale:

0% - 64%

You are qualified for Learn English Now! Course 1

65% - 74%

you are qualified for Learn English Now! Course 2

75% - 84%

You are qualified for Learn English Now! Course 3

85% - 94%

You are qualified for Learn English Now! Course 4

95% +

You are qualified for Global Launch's business, academic or admission courses


Take the Diagnostic Test

Take the next step

Are you interested in online, self-paced learning with ASU Global Launch?
Contact us today or download a brochure to learn more.


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I think these courses really helped me in getting into the new world of academic writing. Thanks a lot for guiding me. I think the establishment of every unit is meaningful and interesting.

Online Self-Paced Student

These courses are good for any international student preparing to study at university. The course is very effectively constructed and covers very dynamic fields of study. After finishing all of the course work, I feel that my English proficiency is improved.

Online Self-Paced Student


Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the courses?
  • Each course is 8 weeks long. All courses except the ASU admission courses are self-paced and begin at any time.
How much do the online courses cost?
  • The online courses cost $350 USD per course.
  • The ASU admission courses English for Undergraduate Admission and English for Graduate Admission cost $200 USD.
  • All courses accept PayPal for payment.
How many hours will I need to be online to complete the Admission course?
  • The courses are self-paced, so there is no set time that you will need to be logged in. We estimate that you will need at least 3-4 hours of internet access each week to review course materials, watch videos, etc. You may then log off and work on your coursework from home offline.

Can I pay for the courses without a credit or debit card?

  • Yes. If you do not have access to a credit or debit card, you may create a PayPal account with your bank account routing number to store your funds securely and pay for courses. Arizona State University does not provide an option for wire transfer (Western Union, etc.) at this time.