English as a Second Language

Last updated: August 28, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.


Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students may arrange an individual or group tutorial to support their academic courses by improving their language skills.

The ESL undergraduate program director and instructor is Nancy Nies.

Graduate Students
Graduate students may enroll in ESL 200a (English for Academic Purposes). Tutorials are also available. Each semester, a special course is offered for non-native speakers of English who will be teaching assistants.

Courses of Instruction

(200 and above) Primarily for Graduate Students

ESL 200a English for Academic Purposes
This noncredit course addresses all skills necessary for proficiency in English, but concentrates on vocabulary development, pronunciation, listening comprehension, speech fluency, and, in some cases, teaching. A grammar review includes the use of articles, prepositions, the tense system, modals, conditionals, and more. Audio and video tapes are used. Regular attendance is mandatory. There are no grades given. Usually offered every semester.