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English language support services, in group, individual, or online settings

Open Enrollment Services

English Language Programs provide language support services to international graduate students and scholars at Northwestern University. Our services take place year-round and include group classes, one-on-one instruction, and supported use of online software. Our services are typically offered as non-credit group language courses, and they are available at no charge to eligible PhD students, masters students in TGS programs, and Northwestern University postdoctoral trainees.  Anyone in the Northwestern community may also attend our Instruction and Practice Small Groups, or our quarterly ELP Language Table series, Something to Talk About

We also offer Advising Sessions and Office Hours as a way to get advice on a specific language question, review previous test scores, or, for PhD and MFA students, make a plan to fulfill The Graduate School’s English Proficiency Requirement.

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Proficiency-Based Services

For some PhD and MFA students, participation in specific English Language Programs services (such as Integrated Academic Skills) is required during graduate study. Participation in these classes is based on specific test scores and student criteria.

Professional Development and Funding for Graduate Student Instructors

Our program also offers training and funded teaching opportunities for graduate students, typically those in the language sciences, including the PhD programs in Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the PhD and Masters program in Speech-Language Pathology.  Graduate students in other programs with appropriate training and experience in language teaching may also be eligible for these opportunities. 

Please contact Senior Director of English Language Programs Dr. Julia Moore or for more information about opportunities for students to teach in English Language Programs.