Students can participate in online English courses on Alison.com and through the online English as a Second Language programs available through Connecticut's Sacred Heart University and The University of Arizona. Courses on Alison.com are free, while those of the two universities have accompanying tuition fees.
English courses available through Alison.com are Introduction to Conversational English, English Vocabulary and Pronunciation, Speaking and Writing English Effectively, Fundamentals of English Grammar, and Social English Language Skills. To take these and other courses on Alison.com, a student needs to create a free account or log in with Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn or Windows Live. Some courses come with certificates of completion.
The online ESL courses at Arizona State University run on a 30-hour and eight-week or 50-hour and eight-week schedule. As of 2015, the university partners with Ed2Go to provide online courses in test-taking strategies and preparation for the TOEFL PBT/ITP, TOEFL iBT, IELTS and TOEIC exams as well as courses in skills-based English, English for teens and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Sacred Heart University's online ESL program has individualized learning plans based on each student's placement test results, course material that students can complete at any time of day and, ultimately, a SHU Certificate of Completion.