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ESL Courses

Courses in the ESL Program are the same for both Intensive English Program (IEP) and conditionally-admitted students. Students with both types of admission study together in the same classroom. Core courses are required and help students with skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening, with grammar in each of the core courses. Elective courses are also required but give students more choice in courses such as vocabulary, study skills, American culture, and service learning. All courses prepare students for  academic study from the Foundation level. For a description of each course, see the EMU Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog.

Students in the Foundation to Advanced levels study 18 hours per week in accordance with the U.S. federal regulation for language study. Students in the IEP must be conditionally admitted to the University to continue studying English at the Academic level. Conditionally admitted students at the Academic level must pass 12 credits of ESL (3 core courses and one restricted elective) and those at the Graduate level must pass 9 credits of core classes.  See the current ESL Fact Sheet for information.

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


ESL Summer 2016 Exit Test:

Thursday, July 14: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Room 111 Halle Library

Saturday, July 16: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Room 111 Halle Library

Sign Up Here: Summer 2016 ESL Exit Test

Preparation Materials:

Exit Test General Information

100/200 Writing

300 Writing

400/500 Writing

100/200 Listening

300 Listening

400/500 Listening

100/200 Reading

300 Reading

400/500 Reading



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