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The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses at Michigan State University seek to help international students improve their English language abilities through credit-bearing language courses taught by English Language Center faculty.

EAP students are:

  • advanced students who have not met MSU’s minimum proficiency requirement in English.
  • advanced students who are not seeking a degree at MSU, but who want to improve their academic English skills.

EAP courses:

  • help prepare international students for the demands of university-level work in English.
  • offer skills-based instruction at an advanced level
    • ESL 220 – English Grammar and Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English (6 credits)
    • ESL 221 – English Composition  for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 credits)
    • ESL 222 – Listening and Speaking for Academic Purposes for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 credits)
    • ESL 223 – Reading for Academic Purposes for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 credits)
  • are assigned based on the student’s results on the MSU English Language Test.
  • allow qualified students to take academic coursework while enrolled in this program.

 

For a detailed description of each EAP course, please see the EAP Curriculum document.