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 the Coordinator of English for Academic Purposes at the CSLC, at loglesbe@nd.edu or 631-4227 

Spring 2019 EAP Course Offerings

CSLC 73002 Academic & Technical Writing for International Graduate Students

Tuesday & Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm | Instructor: Christopher Scheirer, EAP Post-doc 

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 

Mondays & Wednesday, 3:30-4:45pm (this section is also open to undergrads as CSLC 13003)
Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator

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

Mondays & Wednesday, 8:00-9:15am | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator

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)

 

EAP Summer Course Offerings

CSLC 73006 EAP Graduate Writing

Summer 2019 Session 1: TBD | Instructor: TBD
Summer 2019 Session 2: July 15 - August 8, 9:00-10:15am | Instructor: TBD

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 73006 Syllabus

CSLC 73007 EAP Oral Proficiency

Summer 2018 Session 1: TBD | Instructor: TBD
Summer 2018 Session 2: July 15 - August 8, 10:30-11:45am | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee

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. (2017 73007 Syllabus

CSLC 73008 Legal English (for Law Students only)

Summer 2018 Session 2: July 15 - August 8, 9:00-10:15am | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee 

This course is designed for incoming international LLM students and provides a brief introduction to the U.S. legal system and academic skills used in the American legal classroom. No credit. (2017 73008 Syllabus)