OUR MISSION Aston International Academy is committed to providing immersive academic and non-academic English language education to speakers of other languages. Serving both international students and Austin residents, we aim to foster a community of learners with a focus on fluency, accuracy and confidence in a comfortable, family-like atmosphere.
TEACHING METHOD The goal of our classes is to help students develop their ability to speak and listen to English in real-life situations. AIA bases its classes on communicative activities that focus on everyday and academic language and aim to develop the core skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. AIA's language courses provide an excellent springboard for developing vital language skills by using activities that directly mirror what people do in the real world.
WHY ASTON? AIA is not the same as other ESL schools in Austin. We are unique! Of course, your education is our number one priority, and we have highly-trained, experienced teachers, most of whom have master’s degrees. We also have small class sizes (10 or fewer students) which means that you have a lot of opportunity to participate, and teachers can give you a lot of attention. But at the same time, we also know how to have fun! We have a game room, where you can play ping-pong, pool or air hockey. We also have social and cultural activities every month so you can get to know your classmates, teachers and other students in the school. Some of things we do: going to museums and movies, dancing, bowling, hiking, and canoeing. We also like parties! We celebrate student birthdays, we have parties for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving, and we have parties to celebrate the end of each semester. AIA is located in a cool, popular area of Austin, in a building from 1908. Our style is fun, funky and home-like. Your experience at AIA will be one that you will never forget.