EAP Courses

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures provides coursework in English for Academic Purposes for Notre Dame's international 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 574-631-4227 


Student In An Eap Course

Fall 2020 EAP Course Offerings

Academic & Technical Writing for International Graduate Students

CSLC 73002 | CRN: 14245
3 credits. (Sample Syllabus)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15am | 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. 

Academic & Technical Presentations for International Graduate Students 

CSLC 73005 | CRN: 15494
3 credits. (Sample Syllabus
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:20-3:35pm | 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. 


Spring 2021 EAP Course Offerings

Academic & Technical Writing for International Graduate Students

CSLC 73002 | CRN: TBA
3 credits. (Sample Syllabus
TBA | 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. 

Pronunciation Strategies & Techniques for English Language Learners

(this course is also open to undergraduate students)

CSLC 73003 (grad) | CRN: TBA
CSLC 13003 (undergrad) | CRN: TBA
3 credits. (Sample Syllabus)  
TBA | 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 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. 


Summer 2021 EAP Course Offerings

Summer sessions are open to all international graduate students.
Post-docs and visiting scholars may apply to register for an EAP summer course.  

Post-doc and Visiting Scholar Course Application

Fill out this form with the following: 

  • Under Program, click on "Standard Summer Session" 
  • Under Application Type, click on "Graduate" 
  • Under Filter by Subject, click on "CSLC - Ctr for Study of Lang&Cultures"
  • Choose the course you wish to take and click on "Add Class" 
  • Click on the "Apply for Summer!" button

EAP Graduate Writing

CSLC 73006 | CRN TBA
No credit. (Sample 3-week Syllabus
Dates TBA, Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:15am, online | Instructor: Katie Bennett, EAP Instructor  

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.

EAP Oral Proficiency

CSLC 73007 | CRN TBA
No credit. (Sample 3-week Syllabus
Dates TBA, Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:45am, online | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator  

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. 

Legal English

(for incoming Law Students only)

CSLC 73011 | CRN TBA
No credit. (Sample 3-week Syllabus)
Dates TBA, Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:15am, online | Instructor: Lisa Oglesbee, EAP Coordinator 

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.