15-Week Credit Option

English for Professional or Academic Success is a 15-week program comprised of intermediate and advanced-level courses that is designed for either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students. Participants earn academic credits from IUPUC.

  • You must be admitted to IUPUC before you can register for the program.
  • Once admitted, you will take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) testing.

EAP testing is designed to measure the level of language support and assistance for undergraduate and graduate students who want to take English classes in order to communicate effectively to succeed in the classroom and workplace.

Based on your score on the EAP placement test, we will advise you about registering for appropriate courses. Except for W130 and W131, credits from Option 2 courses will not count toward a degree; however, grades awarded will be added to your grade point average.

Curriculum

The course sequence—ENG-G009, ENG-G010, ENG-G011, and ENG-G012—focuses on fundamental language skills. It is designed to improve your pronunciation, listening comprehension, and ability to participate actively and effectively in a range of communication situations, from simple conversations to classroom discussions.

Although emphasis is on proficiency in speaking English, basic reading, writing, and study skills are essential components of these courses. You will complete required EAP courses before enrolling in G013 or EAP W131, with the exception of G012, which may be taken simultaneously with those two courses.

  • ENG-G 011 ESL for Academic Purposes II (4 cr.)
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Instructor Carmen Doades
    This course provides practice in and clarification of higher-level grammatical structures and development of academic reading skills. The objective is to help you develop your academic communication skills—primarily in comprehension, interpretation, and analysis of texts—and your critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze and synthesize readings. You will use and practice grammar and reading skills in written assignments, which include developing responses to and analyses of readings and journals used as models for academic writing.
  • ENG-G 012 Listening and Speaking for Academic Purposes II (3 cr.)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. | Instructor Wan Kamariah
    This course focuses on developing speaking and listening skills essential to academic life, encouraging participation in group discussion, improvement in presentation strategies, and development of questioning and answering skills. It provides community involvement to help you better understand American culture and language use. Reading skills, vocabulary development, oral communication and presentation skills for the academic context are emphasized.
  • ENG-G 013 Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes (3 cr.)
    Wednesdays, 6 to 8:40 p.m. | Instructor Wan Kamariah
    This course is for graduate students. Its purpose is to develop reading comprehension skills through the use of academic subject area materials and to teach the writing skills necessary to complete academic work. Assignments are completed using materials from the student’s major area of study.
  • ENG-G 020 Communication Skills for Graduate Students and International Teaching Assistants (3 cr.)
    Fridays, 5 to 7:40 p.m. | Instructor Shama Padalkar
    This course is for graduate students and International Teaching Assistants. It provides instruction on basic teaching strategies to help you develop the oral language skills necessary to present academic materials in English to a student audience. Pronunciation, listening comprehension, and classroom interaction skills are practiced. Regular conferences focus on individual pronunciation needs.