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ESL Courses

Courses in the ESL Program are designed to help students improve their proficieny in writing, reading, and speaking and listening.  ESL instructors effectifely use grammar, vocabulary, culture, academic contexts and real-world settings to enable students to use English meaningfully and effectively in every day communication and in preparation for academic study in degree programs. For a description of each course, see the EMU Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog.

F-1 visa-holding students in the Intensive English Program study 18 hours per week in accordance with the U.S. federal regulatios for language study. 

Sequence of ESLN Courses

Foundation Beginning     Intermediate Advanced   Academic  Graduate     

ESLN 002


ESLN 012

ESLN 112 


ESLN 022

ESLN 212


ESLN 031

ESLN 311 Writing

ESLN 042

ESLN 412 Writing

ESLN 052

ESLN 512 Writing

ESLN 004 Reading

ESLN 014

ESLN 114 Reading

ESLN 024

ESLN 214 Reading

ESLN 035

ESLN 324 Reading

ESLN 044

ESLN 414 Reading

ESLN 054

ESLN 514


ESLN 006 Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 016

ESLN 116 Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 026

ESLN 216 Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 045

ESLN 326  Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 046

ESLN 416 Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 056

ESLN 516 Spkng/Lstng

ESLN 049

ESLN 419 Vocabulary

ESLN 058

ESLN 518 Vocabulary

ESLN 040/410  Academic ESL Grammar

ESLN 033/313 American Pronunciation
ESLN 038/315  Study Skills for the the English Lang. Learner
ESLN 037/317 American Language and Culture
ESLN 039/319 Community and Current Events 

ESL courses are subject to University policies, including probation and dismissal. Please see the current Student Handbook and Policy Guide for more information


ESL Fall 2016 Exit Test:

Wednesday, December 7th: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Room 111 Halle Library

Thursday, December 8th: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Room 111 Halle Library

Friday, December 9th: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Room 111 Halle Library

(RETAKE) Friday, December 16th: 10:00AM – 12:30 PM, Room 111 Halle Library

Sign Up Here: Fall 2016 ESL Exit Test

Preparation Materials: IMPORTANT CHANGES EXPLAINED in the Information Presentation and Sample Test Questions.


English as a Second Language is part of the World Languages Department, 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130