English for Academic Purposes

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The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program offers support for the linguistic, academic, and cultural needs of the international community at Notre Dame.


The CSLC offers official coursework in English for Academic Purposes in writing, presentations, and pronunciation.

Who can register for an EAP course? All international: 

  • graduate students may register for any EAP course. 
  • undergraduate students may register for the pronunciation course.
  • staff or faculty members (including post-docs) with an education benefit are welcome to register for any EAP course. 


The EAP program offers bi-monthly workshops 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.

Who can sign up for an EAP workshop? All international: 

  • students (graduate and undergraduate)
  • faculty
  • post-docs
  • visiting scholars
  • staff members
  • family members 

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

Free individual tutoring and consultation services are provided 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 any other linguistic or cultural need a person might have.

Who can sign up for EAP tutoring sessions? All international:

  • students (graduate and undergraduate) 
  • faculty
  • post-docs
  • visiting scholars
  • staff members
  • family members

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.

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 (ISSA) 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.