ESL Courses for Visiting Scholars

Sign-up Process

Fill out this form to sign up for one of our UIUC ESL courses for visiting scholars.

Based on eligibility and availability, students will be approved by the course coordinator. Once approved, students will receive an email notification and then will be able to pay for the course online.

Eligibility

In order to participate in this course, a student must be a UIUC visiting scholar with a UIN and NetID.

UIUC international postdocs, faculty, and staff should contact Cassandra Rosado for alternative enrollment options.

Family members of visiting scholars do not qualify for this course and should seek English learning support in the local community

Course Cost

This 15-week course costs $749 per student and is a non-credit course. This cost covers teaching, administrative, and supply costs for the Department of Linguistics, who hosts this course.

Questions

If you have any questions about the course content or procedure, please contact the Course Coordinator, Cassandra Rosado.

Two Course Options:

  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills Course

    The first half of the course teaches students to identify the conventions of academic writing in their own discipline. Students will set individualized goals and design their own assignments, often working on writing their own journal articles and conference papers for publications. The second half of the course is focused on developing presentation skills to prepare students for U.S. professional conferences. Students will practice presenting their own research and will participate in a mock conference at the end of the semester.

    Course Schedule

    This course is 15 weeks and takes place twice a year (August to December or January to May). Classes meet twice a week for 80 minutes. Regular attendance through the entire course is expected.
     
  • English Pronunciation and Oral Fluency for Academic Purposes Courses

    Practical work on the vowels, consonants, rhythm, and melody of spoken English. Awareness raising and strategy building related to oral fluency. This class will utilize oral work in class, oral and written homework assignments, and individual conferences. This is NOT a conversation class; however, improvement in this class will help you in all speaking situations.

    Course Schedule

    This course is 15 weeks and takes place twice a year (August to December or January to May). Classes meet three times a week for 50 minutes. Regular attendance through the entire course is expected.