ELP Foundations Curriculum
How does ELP Foundations work?
- Students have access to online content created specifically for the course, as well as additional online resources. Course content includes information on using English in US contexts, academic culture, introductions to the other students in the course, and practical advice on getting settled at Northwestern as an international student.
- Students complete weekly assignments that will help them practice communicating in a US university context. Most assignments can be worked on at any time during the week before the final due date.
- Students will receive personalized feedback on their assignments from ELP faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate student online peer mentors. Students will also have the opportunity to get to know one another through online discussions and optional weekly synchronous sessions through Zoom videoconferencing. All coursework may be completed asynchronously, but optional live synchronous discussion sessions and faculty office hours are offered for those who wish to participate.
- Students who complete the course will be able to attend up to five guided field trips to explore Evanston and Chicago and meet their online classmates in person.