English as a Second Language Program

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The Office of International Education (OIE) provides advanced English language courses for students of other language backgrounds whose academic success at Marquette requires additional formal instruction in English reading, writing, and listening and speaking skills. All students are welcome to take these English courses although the English Language Placement Test is required to determine appropriate placement. For incoming international students whose evidence of English language ability does not assure adequate proficiency, the English Language Placement Test is mandatory and the results will be used to assign students to appropriate courses. English language (ESLP) courses are offered in both the fall and spring terms. There are also sections of ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2 designated for ESLP students. Up to six credits of ESLP course work may be counted toward degree requirements in all undergraduate colleges except Engineering. Contact the Office of International Education; Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor; (414)288-7289 for information.

Courses

ESLP 1021. Composition. 3 cr. hrs.

Develops strategies and skills necessary for successful academic writing. Reviews the fundamentals of paragraph writing and introduces students to writing academic research papers. If required to take both ESLP 1021 and ENGL 1001, a student must take ESLP 1021 first before enrolling in ENGL 1001 (ESLP section) and ESLP 1025. May not register as audit or S/U option. Prereq: Cons. of dept.

ESLP 1025. Rhetoric and Composition 1 for Non-Native Speakers. 2 cr. hrs.

Provides instruction and practice in using standard U.S. grammar, punctuation and mechanics in academic writing. Targets areas that typically remain problematic for advanced ESL writers. May not register as audit or S/U option. Prereq: Cons. of dept. and must be taken concurrently with an ESLP section of ENGL 1001.

ESLP 1031. Reading. 3 cr. hrs.

Develops strategies and skills necessary for successful academic reading. Provides practice with reading comprehension, vocabulary development, critical thinking and reading study skills. May not register as audit or S/U option. Prereq: Cons. of dept.

ESLP 1041. Listening and Speaking. 3 cr. hrs.

Develops strategies and skills necessary for successful listening and speaking in academic settings. Focuses on listening to lectures and news broadcasts, pronunciation skills, and academic oral presentations. May not register as audit or S/U option. Prereq: Cons. of dept.