Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

Special Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The ESL Program (ESLP) serves students accepted to degree programs or to a non-degree program of ESL study only. The ESLP offers intensive (20 hours per week) or semi-intensive (4 to 16 hours per week) programs at basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Placement tests are administered to all students.

Qualified students may combine courses in academic degree majors with ESL study. Undergraduate degree program students earn academic credit for each program level successfully completed. All students may also earn a Certificate of Program Completion. The ESLP offers classes in Fall (late August to December), Spring (January to April) and Summer sessions (May to early August).

The English as a Second Language Program at Duquesne University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period December 2009-December 2017 and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.

Course Profiles

Level and course assignments are determined by placement tests or successful completion of Duquesne courses at prior levels. The program offers four types of courses.

General English Courses

Up to 20 hours of basic English for non-native speakers

Basic-level Courses 0-2 cr. -- Hrs./Week

ESL 120/142. Basic ESL Grammar A/B -- 4
ESL 119/121. Basic ESL Speaking A/B -- 4
ESL 122/127. Basic ESL Reading A/B -- 4
ESL 123/128. Basic ESL Writing A/B -- 4
ESL 118/124. Basic ESL Notetaking A/B -- 4

Intermediate-level Courses 0-2 cr. -- Hrs./Week

ESL 125. Intermediate ESL Grammar -- 4
ESL 126. Intermediate ESL Speaking -- 4
ESL 129. Intermediate ESL Notetaking -- 4
ESL 140. Intermediate ESL Reading -- 4
ESL 141. Intermediate ESL Writing -- 4

Advanced Courses 0-2 cr. -- Hrs./Week

ESL 130. Advanced ESL Grammar -- 4
ESL 131. Advanced Speaking -- 4
ESL 132. Advanced ESL Reading-A -- 4
ESL 133. Advanced ESL Writing -- 4
ESL 134. Advanced Notetaking -- 4

Undergraduate Bridge Courses

ESL 144. Advanced ESL Reading-B
ESL 147. ESL Term Paper
ESL 151. Advanced ESL Grammar-B
CORE 101E. Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum
CORE 102E. Imaginative Literature and Critical Thinking

Courses for Graduate Students

ESL 143. ESL Graduate Research Paper
ESL 148. ESL Academic Discourse
ESL 149. ITA Seminar

Special Purposes Courses

ESL 145. ESL Computer Skills
ESL 146.TOEFL Preparation.

More information about ESL courses is available at www.duq.edu/esl.