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English as a Second Language


The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program supports students who are nonnative speakers of English as well as graduate students and faculty who teach these students.  We offer the Emory English Assessment (EEA) placement test, specialized courses, and ESL tutoring.

Emory English Assessment

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The Emory English Assessment (EEA) is a mandatory timed writing assignment for all incoming international first-year and transfer students at Emory College. Administered in the summer, information on the EEA is located on the New Student Programs website.

ESL Supported Courses

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The Emory College ESL program offers credit-bearing first-year writing and associated grammar courses for non-native speakers of English. These courses provide additional learning support tailored to English language learners while fulfilling Emory College’s first-year writing requirement. All classes are permission only and the Emory English Assessment (EEA) determines eligibility for enrollment. 

English 101 Expository Writing (FWRT)

As is the case with all sections of English 101, these courses with ESL support fulfill the first-year writing requirement (FWRT). Tailored to support English language learners, these classes utilize the same learning outcomes as all regular sections of English 101. 

English 123 Communicative Grammar

This one-credit hour course is a co-requisite for English language learners enrolled in English 101. The focus of this “grammar lab” is to improve students’ written and spoken language skills, with an emphasis on grammatical concepts that students often find the most challenging or confusing.

ESL Tutoring

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ESL Tutoring is available as a support for non-native speakers of English enrolled in Emory College courses. Our skilled and well-trained ESL tutors effectively collaborate with students in developing their assignments, and guide students in applying their existing knowledge about rhetorical concepts to other contexts and classes. Tutors work with Emory College students to develop and help with writing, reading, speaking, and research skills as well as multi-modal assignments and applications.

Tutoring appointments can be scheduled through College Connect.

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