Programs

INTO Saint Louis University offers an Academic English program and Pathway programs to help you become a more confident English speaker. 

Academic English

Each level in the Academic English program is 16 weeks long for fall and spring semesters, and 10 weeks for the summer semester. Each level includes courses in grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation, and additional language labs if needed. Students also learn about U.S. culture through class presentations and field trips.

Placement in each level is determined by language proficiency exams.

Courses in Academic English do not count towards graduation requirements.

  • Intensive English: Foundation
  • Intensive English: Level 1
  • Intensive English: Level 2
  • Intensive English: Level 3
  • English for Academic Purposes: Level 4
  • English for Academic Purposes: Level 5
  • English for Academic Purposes: Level 6 (for graduate students)

Pathway Program — Undergraduate

The Pathway program is a one- or two-semester program where students take Academic English courses, as well as undergraduate courses in their field of study. Find out more details by visiting the INTO Saint Louis University website.

AE Classes for a Two-Semester Program

Semester One

  • Academic Writing and Editing I
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills I
  • Academic Presentation and Speaking Skills
  • Recitation Lab I
  • Additional undergraduate courses (depending on your program of study)

Semester Two

  • Academic Writing and Editing II
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills II
  • Recitation Lab II
  • Additional undergraduate courses (depending on your program of study)
AE Classes for a One-Semester Program

Semester One

  • Academic Writing and Editing II
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills II
  • Recitation Lab II
  • Additional undergraduate courses (depending on your program of study)

 

English for Academic Purposes Courses

International students may be required to take additional English courses.

EAP 1400: Writing and Grammar Strategies

May count toward graduation requirements within the College of Arts and Sciences. This course teaches Academic English skills with an emphasis on writing and grammar.  (3 credits)

EAP 1500: College Composition for International Students
This course is equivalent to ENGL 1500 for graduation requirements. This course provides intensive practice in paragraph and expository essay writing; and the study of rhetorical principles and techniques, including cross-cultural comparisons of rhetorical patterns. (3 credits)
EAP 1900: Rhetoric and Research Strategies 

This course is equivalent to ENGL 1900 for graduation requirements. This course is designed to develop foreign students' skills in expository writing, and the ability to read and analyze expository essays. Study of principles and techniques of argumentation and persuasion through analysis of assigned readings; writing of organized essays and writing of research paper using appropriate methodology. (3 credits)

EAP 2850: Nation, Identity and Literature for International Students 

This course is equivalent to ENGL 2850 for graduation requirements. This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of nation and identity. Through reading a wide variety of genres—including fiction and poetry—the course engages students in literary ways. In this special EAP section, readings focus on introducing international students to the contours and complications of American national identity through literature from the Civil War to the present. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative and reflective writing. Students will demonstrate their understanding of literature by being able to read, speak, and write thoroughly and thoughtfully about course texts, developing reasonable interpretations supported with evidence. (3 credits)

English Through Service
This class helps you expand your English skills through active participation in the St. Louis community. 

Pathway Program — Graduate

The Pathway program is a one- or two-semester program where students take Academic English courses, as well as graduate courses in their field of study. For more information about the Graduate Pathway program, please visit the INTO Saint Louis University Programs website.