ESL Supported Courses

The Emory College ESL program offers credit-bearing writing and grammar courses specifically for non-native speakers. These courses provide additional learning support tailored to English language learners while fulfilling Emory College’s general education writing requirement. All classes are permission only. 

English 101 Expository Writing (FWRT)

English 101 classes with ESL support are open to non-native speakers of English in Emory College based on their Emory English Assessment (EEA) scores. As in all sections of English 101, these courses fulfill the first-year writing requirement (FWRT). Students are expected to learn key rhetorical concepts and apply them to their writing through a variety of assignments and projects based on the learning outcomes of the Emory Writing Program. This course challenges students’ approaches to speaking, writing, presenting, and reading, and it also focuses on critical thinking and cultural literacy. The course importantly allows students to reflect on how to transfer the skills they have learned to other academic courses and contexts.   

English 123 Communicative Grammar

This one credit hour course is a corequisite for all students enrolled in ESL-supported sections of  English 101. The focus of this “grammar lab” is on improving students’ written and spoken language skills, with an emphasis on grammatical concepts that English language learners often find the most challenging or confusing. Students not enrolled in an ESL-supported section of English 101 who wish to take Communicative Grammar may contact the ESL Program to be considered for this course.

English 221 Advanced Writing (WRT)

English 221 classes with ESL support are open to all non-native speakers of English in Emory College who took the Emory English Assessment (EEA) and have already completed their first-year writing requirement. These courses fulfill the continuing writing requirement for Emory College (WRT). Advanced Writing delves deeper into specialized topics while having students apply the rhetorical concepts and writing skills they learned in English 101 with increasing complexity and creativity. Students are able to further develop their writing and communication skills within an environment that is attentive to the needs of non-speakers of English. Students who are unsure about their eligibility for ENG 221 with ESL support should contact the ESL Program at oue.esl@emory.edu or 404-727-5300.

American Studies 201 Introduction to American Studies (online only, WRT)

American Studies 201 with ESL support is an online course offered during the summer. It is open to all non-native speakers of English in Emory College who took the Emory English Assessment (EEA) and have already completed their first-year writing requirement. This is an interdisciplinary, historically grounded introduction to the academic field of American Studies, with an emphasis on issues of class, race and ethnicity, gender, and cross-cultural studies. Students who are unsure about their eligibility for AMST 201 with ESL support should contact the ESL Program at oue.esl@emory.edu or 404-727-5300.