English for International Students
The English for International Students Program is designed for students who need to develop their English skills in order to complete successfully academic studies at Notre Dame de Namur University. A variety of English language classes are offered to provide students with increased opportunities for English study and practice.
Students are placed in appropriate classes on the basis of previous English study, TOEFL scores, and Notre Dame de Namur University ESL Placement Test scores. These classes may be taken with other selected academic classes.
Courses in English for International Students do not satisfy General Education requirements, but this coursework, to a maximum of six units, may be applied towards a degree as elective credit.
English for International Students Courses
EI031 Academic English: Intermediate Communication Skills
EI431 Academic English: Intermediate Communication Skills (1-3)
Focuses on developing English speaking, reading, and writing skills through readings in academic areas and writing across the curriculum.
EI032 Academic English: Advanced Communication Skills (3)
EI432 Academic English: Advanced Communication Skills (1-3)
Focuses on the development of advanced writing skills in a variety of academic subjects and includes a research paper in student's major field of study.
EI050/450 Spoken English: Pronunciation (1/1)
Focuses on study of American English pronunciation, including sounds, intonation, and stress through classroom and language lab activities, using computers, tapes, and videos. (May be repeated for credit.)
EI052/452 Spoken English: Oral Presentation (1/1)
Gives students the opportunity to develop speaking skills by participating in classroom debates and discussions and by giving a variety of oral presentations. (May be repeated for credit.)