Frequently Asked Questions

We have a very diverse population of students who have a variety of unique situations and/or schedules.  If you don’t see an answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Registrars, contact us .

Can I earn a degree and/or certificate online?

British Academy of Languages  offers degrees, online awards of completion, and individual classes online . Courses are highly focused, flexible and interactive. New online degrees, awards of completion, and classes are added on a continuing basis, so please check the website each Course .


Will I be able to interact with my classmates?

Students are able to interact with their classmates and instructors. Online classes encourage communication through discussion, video conferencing, multimedia feedback, and small class sizes. Students participate in flexible discussions allowing them to ask questions and receive constructive feedback.


Can I contact an instructor if I need help?

Instructors are accessible via Virtual Classroom , phone, or through the Email .


Can I get academic or language help in my online classes?

The British Academy of Languages  Support team provides personalized assistance, guiding you to:

·        Manage your time effectively.

·        Communicate with your instructors and classmates.

·        Participate in discussions successfully.

·        Students can email the BAL  receive feedback on their writing. The Online Writing Lab is available for all students enrolled in classes at BAL.

·        English language support is available to all online students and provides individual tutoring to international students at all levels and in all majors. English instructors are available in some online courses to answer questions.


What are the online classes like, and how do I participate?

Similar to on-campus classes, your online classes have students, instructors, and advisors. Students communicate and ask questions using vertual classes , email and phone, enabling them to upload images and work, as well as provide and receive feedback. Online classes are flexible and work with your schedule. Discussions, lectures, and assignments can all be reviewed online at any time. However, assignments do have specific deadlines.


What class materials will I need and where will I purchase them?

Many classes require books and other materials. These should be ordered before your first day of class. Each class provides clear instructions listing any books and materials you will need to order, as well as how to order them.


What kind of computer should I have (Laptop or PC)?

Most online classes can be completed on a Laptop  or PC. Some online classes require computer software that is only available on one or the other. These specific requirements can be found in the Class Search & Registration. Students should refer to the catalog prior to purchasing a new computer.


Which Internet browser should I use?

Your computer must have Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari to participate in online classes. An up-to-date list of hardware and software requirements are available online.


When can I start the course?

You can enrol at any time of the year; there is no specific start date.


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