English for Academic Purposes


Facilitating International Graduate Student Success through English Language Instruction

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program offers English support and enhancement for international students. The goal of the program is to empower international students to maximize their academic success through coursework, tutoring and self-study resources. Although the program is intended primarily for graduate students, undergraduate students are welcome to attend workshops and take advantage of tutoring services.


The CSLC offers official coursework in English for Academic Purposes for international graduate students.


Weekly workshops on a range of topics, including: advanced English grammar, reading and listening strategies, pronunciation techniques, etc. Each session provides participants with opportunities for individual or small group feedback as well as follow-up sessions.

EAP Blog
Have you missed a recent EAP workshop? You can find all of the resources presented at each session on the EAP Blog: http://eapcslc.nd.edu/
Moderated by EAP Post Docs and Instructors, the blog provides information on  Notre Dame's EAP program, reviews and discussion of weekly workshops with downloadable guides and tips for language use and campus resources. The Blog is also a virtual space for discussion. Anyone can post a question and receive feedback from expert instructors as well as fellow international students.
Tutoring & Consultation Services

Individual tutoring and consultation services are provided by two EAP graduate Post Docs to international graduate students who require assistance in particular areas of academic English: pronunciation, grammar, writing, presenting, teaching, conversation skills, etc. Students are welcome to sign up for one 30-minute tutoring slot per tutor per week, and no more than one per day. Reservations

EAP Fellowship

Provides tuition waivers and academic stipends to doctoral students pursuing coursework in English and foreign-language disciplines. EAP Post Docs are chosen via a competitive application process and provided with formal coursework, practicum experience and mentorships prior to their service in the EAP Program. All EAP Post Docs have significant experience teaching coursework at the post-secondary level and formal language teaching experience. Application

If you have questions about the EAP Program or any of its services, please contact Lisa Joy Oglesbee at loglesbe@nd.edu or (574) 631-4227.