English for Academic Purposes

In addition to the other ARC programs and resources available to all undergraduate and/or graduate students at Tufts University, the program for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) provides specialized training and language support for international/multilingual students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the English for Academic Purposes program is to enhance the academic experience of undergraduate and graduate international/multilingual students at Tufts University by supporting their continued English language competency development to achieve their academic objectives.

 

EAP class

Oral Communication Skills

Within our EAP Program, we offer special training on Oral Communication, particularly for graduate students. This program provides non-credit courses and workshops in several areas such as:

Academic Discourse and Communication and Classroom Skills

ACL 251: Effective Communication in Academic Settings
Students in this course will develop the speaking and listening skills needed to participate successfully in academic classes, conversations, and discussions. Students will use a variety of written and oral input as sources of information to support their points and defend their arguments or as a stimulus to their own thinking. Students will expand their lexical, grammatical, and functional range in the English language as they engage in different activities and academic discussions. Pronunciation feedback will be provided as needed.

ACL 252: Advanced Discussion and Interaction Skills for Academic Contexts
Building on Effective Communication in Academic Settings, this course will challenge students to look at issues from a range of perspectives to allow for the development of critical thinking skills, which is an essential aspect of academic study. Students will strengthen their listening and speaking skills to help them become more effective academic communicators; they will communicate more confidently and speak more accurately and fluently. Students will expand their lexical, grammatical, and functional range in the English language as they engage in different activities and discussions. Pronunciation feedback will be provided as needed.
*Effective Communication in Academic Settings is recommended before enrolling in this course, but it is not a prerequisite.

  • Pronunciation Training for Improved Comprehensibility and Intelligibility
  • Presentation Skills
  • General Oral Fluency Development

See sidebar for current offerings and additional information on how to apply for our courses!

 

In addition to courses and group workshops offered during the academic year, students can also make appointments for individual consultations. These one-on-one sessions are available for support on specific academic English related issues, questions, or assignments as well as coaching on language learning strategies as needed.

Our services are free and open to all students for whom English is not their first language in the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

If you have any questions regarding the EAP Program, please contact Dr. Luz Rodriguez.  Individual consultations can also be booked online.

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