English for Academic Purposes

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Facilitating International Student Success through English Language Instruction

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program offers English support and enhancement for international students, faculty, staff, post-docs, and spouses. The goal of the program is to empower international students to maximize their academic success through coursework, tutoring, and self-study resources. 


The CSLC offers official coursework in English for Academic Purposes for international graduate students in writing, presentations, and pronunciation. The pronunciation course is also open to undergraduate students


Bi-monthly workshops are offered on a range of topics such as advanced English grammar, reading and listening strategies, pronunciation techniques, and many more. Each session provides participants with opportunities for individual or small group feedback as well as follow-up sessions. All international students, faculty, post-docs, visiting scholars, and staff are welcome to register and attend EAP workshops. 

Have you missed a recent EAP workshop? You can find all of the resources presented at each session on the CSLC News and Events Page

Tutoring & Consultation Services

Individual tutoring and consultation services are provided for free by EAP post-docs, visiting scholars, and trained professionals to international students who require assistance in particular areas of academic English: pronunciation, grammar, writing, presenting, teaching, conversation skills, and anything else a person might need help with. All non-native speakers of English who are students, faculty, post-docs, visiting scholars, or staff are welcome to sign up for two 30-minute tutoring sessions per week, and no more than one per day. 

English Language Table

The English Language Table is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It is FREE and open to all international friends at Notre Dame: students, faculty, staff, post-docs, and spouses. There is no need to register: just come!  For the schedule and location, visit the English Language Table page. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes for Spouses

The ESL for International Spouses Program was created by International Student and Scholar Affairs to enrich the lives and improve the English levels of the spouses of international students, scholars, and faculty, regardless of immigration status. Experienced instructors teach conversational English, American culture, English grammar, and English literature. In the class, everyone has the chance to speak English and to ask questions.


For more information about the EAP Program or any of its services:
please contact the EAP Coordinator at eap@nd.edu or (574) 631-4227.