ESL Courses and Descriptions

Saint Louis University Continuing Education and Professional Development

ESL Courses


Academic English Program

  • Foundation - Beginner English I & II
  • Level 1 - Beginner English III 
  • Level 2 - Beginner English IV
  • Level 3 - Beginner English V
  • Level 4 - English for Academic Purposes: Intermediate Low
  • Level 5 - English for Academic Purposes: Intermediate

Each level 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. 


Pathways Program - Undergraduate

Pathway Program is a two semester program, where students take Academic English courses as well as undergraduate courses in their field of study.

Pathway I

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

Pathway II

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

Find out more details by visiting the INTO Saint Louis University website. 


Pathway Program - Graduate

For more information about the Graduate Pathway Program, please visit INTO Saint Louis University Programs website. 

Undergraduate Courses

  • EAP 1400: Writing & Grammar Strategies (3 credits)
  •   May count toward graduation requirements within the College of Arts and Sciences

  • EAP 1500: College Composition for International Students (3 credits)

  •   Equivalent to ENGL 1500 for graduation requirements

  • EAP 1900: Rhetoric & Research Strategies (3 credits)

  •   Equivalent to ENGL 1900 for graduation requirements

  • EAP 2850: Nation, Identity & Literature for International Students (3 credits)

  •   Equivalent to ENGL 2850 for graduation requirements


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