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. 

Register for EAP courses through the NOVO System on insideND. 

For more information: contact the English for Academic Purposes Coordinator at eap@nd.edu or 631-4227 

Spring 2020 EAP Course Offerings

CSLC 73002 Academic & Technical Writing for International Graduate Students

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:45pm | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator 

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) CRN: 24756

CSLC 73003/13003 Pronunciation Strategies & Techniques for English Language Learners  

Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15am | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator  
(this section is also open to undergrads)

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 classwork 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 SyllabusCRN: 25522 (grad) and 25520 (undergrad) 

Summer 2020 EAP Course Offerings

CSLC 73006 EAP Graduate Writing

Dates TBD, Monday-Friday, 8:45-10:15am | 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. (Sample 4-week Syllabus

CSLC 73007 EAP Oral Proficiency

Dates TBD, Monday-Friday, 10:30am-12:00pm | Instructor: TBD

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. (Sample 4-week Syllabus

CSLC 73008 Legal English (for Law Students only)

Dates TBD, Monday-Friday, 8:45-10:15am | Instructor: TBD

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. (Sample 4-week Syllabus)
 

Fall 2020 EAP Course Offerings

CSLC 73005 Advanced Academic & Technical Presentations for International Graduate Students

Days TBD, Times TBD | 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)

CSLC 73003/13003 Pronunciation Strategies & Techniques for English Language Learners  

Days TBD, Times TBD | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator 
(this section is also open to undergrads)

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)