Emory values diversity and is proud to count many international students among our community members. Because Emory’s undergraduate curriculum demands much in the way of oral and written communication, to ease the transition of individuals for whom English is a second language, Emory has created an English as a Second Language (ESL) academic support program. This program is designed to help students develop their English-language skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing, to the high level of proficiency needed to engage fully in their academic pursuits.
Most incoming international students who speak English as a second language are required to take the Emory English Assessment (EEA) during international orientation. Some of these students will then be invited to enroll in a special section of English 101, a full semester of intensive language instruction that fulfills the freshman writing requirement. In addition, the ESL program offers tutoring support for papers and presentations, individual consultations to help students improve specific language and grammar skills and workshops that target specific areas of language need.
The Office of Academic Advising and Support Programs also offers a variety of academic support services to all students for help in their studies.
For more information, please email Jane O'Connor, Director of English as a Second Language for Undergraduates: email@example.com.