Dec 11, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intensive Language & Culture Program

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There are multiple levels for each language skill in English as a Second Language (ESL). Class placement is determined by tests administered in the Hodes Center prior to each semester.


The goal of the ILCP/ESL program is to equip international students with the English needed for daily and academic life in the U.S. Students in the ILCP will meet the following program objectives:

Outcome 1.

Acquire an understanding of the U.S. educational system. (All EL courses)

Outcome 2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the grammatical structure of the English language. (EL 081 , EL 082 , EL 083 , EL 084 )

Outcome 3.

Demonstrate the English speaking and listening skills necessary for both daily and academic life. (EL 061 , EL 062 , EL 063 , EL 064 )

Outcome 4.

Demonstrate students’ English writing ability through the writing process and various rhetorical modes. (EL 091 , EL 092 , EL 093 , EL 094 )

Outcome 5.

Demonstrate the English reading and vocabulary skills needed to function at an academic level. (EL 071 , EL 072 , EL 073 , EL 074 )


The outcomes for the Intensive Language and Culture Program are assessed through a combination of course key assessments such as quizzes, examinations, oral presentations, and written assignments. Program outcomes are also assessed through multiple TOEFL test performances.


See program course offerings under the “EL” course descriptions. 

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