EAP Courses

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The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures provides coursework in English for Academic Purposes for international graduate students in both academic writing and oral skills. 

For more information, contact Professor Lisa Oglesbee (loglesbe@nd.edu), the Coordinator of English for Academic Purposes at the CSLC.

EAP Course Offerings
 

CSLC 73002 Academic & Technical Writing for International Graduate Students

Spring 2017: Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15am
Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee

This course assists international graduate students in improving their academic and technical writing. It incorporates multiple writing assignments with opportunities for individualized feedback. These writing activities are based on a diverse collection of disciplinary topics that will further develop students’ vocabulary and grammar alongside writing style and usage. Students are expected to tailor the opportunities provided by the course to their own academic situation. 3 credits. (Sample Syllabus)

CSLC 73003 Pronunciation Strategies & Techniques for English Language Learners 

Spring 2017: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm,  (this section is also open to undergrads as CSLC 13003)
Instructor: Brandon Cook, EAP Post-doc

This course provides strategies and techniques for the improvement of clarity and precision in spoken English. The course is centered on areas most critical in making speech more comprehensible: word and phrasal stress, intonation, and rhythm. In addition, there will be individual and class work on specific vowel and consonant sounds focusing on the phonemes which frequently cause communication breakdowns. Approaches to improving pronunciation outside of class will also be incorporated. 3 credits. (Sample Syllabus

CSLC 73005 Advanced Academic & Technical Presentations for International Graduate Students

Spring 2017: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm
Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee

This course aids international graduate students in improving their academic and technical presentations. The course incorporates presentation assignments with opportunities for individualized feedback from the instructor and peers. Students examine issues related to presentation skills, the use of grammar for particular functions, and intonation. 3 credits. (Sample Syllabus)

CSLC 73006 EAP Graduate Writing

Summer 2017: July 17 - August 10; Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:15am

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) offers this academic and technical writing course in the English for Academic Purposes summer program. The course is specifically designed for incoming and current international graduate students and incorporates multiple writing assignments based on a diverse collection of topics that will develop students’ vocabulary and grammar alongside writing style with opportunities for individualized feedback.  Students are expected to tailor their writing submissions to their own academic field. No credit. (2017 Syllabus

CSLC 73007 EAP Oral Proficiency

Summer 2017: July 17 - August 10; Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:45am

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) offers this oral proficiency course in the English for Academic Purposes summer program. The course provides students with strategies for improving their English pronunciation, as well as instruction in and opportunities for giving academic presentations. In addition, teaching skills relevant to teaching/lab assistant roles will be covered and practiced. No credit. (2016 Syllabus