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English Language Course Offerings

Earlham College offers several courses meant to support English Language Learners during their first year to facilitate their transition to college life.

These courses provide opportunities for students to build their skills in four specific areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening

Reading & Writing Courses

Support for reading and writing skills for English Language Learners is built into specific sections of the required first year writing courses: Earlham Seminar I and Earlham Seminar II. These sections are taught by our English language instructors and provide additional emphasis on the writing process in academic English. These courses are meant to support English Language Learners in improving and polishing their current writing skills and to assist learners who have not had extensive writing experience prior to enrolling at Earlham.

Speaking & Listening Courses

During the first year, two courses are offered to support speaking and listening skills for English Language Learners, one per semester.

Fall Semester

ELL 205: Seminar on Social Trends

Through reading and discussion of current events, this course focuses on participating and facilitating in-class discussion, building communicative confidence, critical thinking, and reflecting on and making connections to prior experience.

Spring Semester

ELL 206: Effective Public Speaking and Presenting

Through the creation of a personalized portfolio, repeated whole-group presentations, and reflection, this course focuses on building public speaking/communication skills, including but not limited to diction, pronunciation, body language, organization, wording, use of sources and use of visuals.

How to Enroll

Contact us at ell@earlham.edu for more information.

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