Hybrid In-Person Classes
Why Study Hybrid?
Hybrid classes allow you to meet in-person in the classroom and also have other students Zoom in to join online. The Hybrid structure makes it possible for you to go to class to work face-to-face with their teacher and classmates, but you can also join class from home if they are not able to come to campus.
You will work closely with U.S. professors and interact with international classmates. As you learn English, you will get to know other cultures and practice your communication skills.
Hybrid study allows you to experience what life is like in the U.S. and practice your English as you explore the city and make new friends.
In-Person + Online Classes (Hybrid Learning)
ILUNO students who are in Omaha on a visa or are permanent residents can join some classes in person each week. Most ILUNO classes will meet 1-2 days a week in the classroom and 3-4 days online only. This means your ILUNO class may meet Mondays and Wednesdays in-person with other students joining on Zoom, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays completely on Zoom.
Joining ILUNO classes on Zoom gives you the flexibility to participate from your home or from a campus classroom. The in-person experience can help you feel more engaged, and the smaller online classes may feel more intimate and give you more direct time with the instructor. Whether you choose to stay in your home or meet on campus, our program is designed to help you feel connected and provide the practice and experience you need to grow in your language skills.
For online classes, you can download Zoom on your personal computer for free. Along with a computer, a webcam will be needed to take classes online. You will use your UNO student ID and password to log in to CANVAS, the UNO course management system. This platform will give you all of your course information, including schedule, homework assignments, quizzes and tests, and contact information.
Please note: Students can join ALL ILUNO classes with Zoom at any time. If a student becomes sick, they may take classes at home through Zoom If the health risk in Omaha becomes elevated, UNO may require all students to study from home.
See what our students say about the online ILUNO experience.
Students in the U.S. on an F1 or J1 visa are required to take a full program of courses, or 21 classroom hours per week. Because we want students to interact with other students and instructors to practice English, all of our classes meet synchronously, or at the same time of day. In Omaha, classes are usually held between 8:00 and 15:00 each weekday, and students from around the world will be joining from different time zones.
The Listening Speaking and Reading Writing Grammar classes meet five days of the week, and the Electives meet two days during the week.
Learn more about our ILUNO Classes & Levels.
Life and Health in Omaha
We care about our students and their health and safety. In order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and keep students like you safe, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has made changes to decrease classroom sizes and carefully limit the number of in-person classes. The hybrid learning model allows ILUNO to keep classes to 4-7 people and maintain social distance between students and teachers. ILUNO is keeping the number of in-person classes to 1-3 days per week and allowing all students to study from their homes or residence hall rooms if they are not able to come to campus. Our instructors check on students to see if they need help and make sure they can find resources on campus and in Omaha to stay safe and learn comfortably.
Students on campus must wear a mask at all times and are encouraged to download the UNO 1-Check App to screen their health before coming to campus each day. Campus Housing is making careful decisions about how to manage roommate assignments and food service to keep residents safe, and you can read more about their changes here. Study spaces will be available based on social distancing guidelines, and students will be able to go to the library and request study rooms or books at the Criss Library Circulation Desk. Many social activities, like Conversation and Culture Hour and the cultural discussion group Tea with Jaisy will be held online over Zoom. The International Student Advisors will set up appointments with students on Zoom to discuss questions about study in the U.S., personal or family needs, health questions, and immigration needs.
Test Nebraska, the testing site for the State of Nebraska, offers simple coronavirus screeing for anyone living or traveling in Nebraska. They offer free testing for anyone who thinks they might have health concerns or might have been around people with coronavirus. You can take the screening survey and register to get a test at the Test Nebraska website. Testing appointments are usually available within 24 hours and test results are returned 2-5 days from the test date.
How do I get started?
- Click Find out More or email us at email@example.com to let us know you are interested.
- Join us on Zoom for orientation and an online placement test. We will email you your placement results and class schedule.
- When you receive your class schedule, you can buy your ebooks or paper textbooks online.
- Make sure that you have access to a computer, a web camera, and a good internet connection.
- Your teachers will send you a Zoom link through the Canvas course system.
- Pay your ILUNO tuition and fees on your UNO MavLink account. We will help you set up the password during the orientation meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.402.554.2293.
Be Safe and Stay Healthy!