INTO Saint Louis University offers an Academic English program and Pathway programs to help you become a more confident English speaker.
Each level in the Academic English program is 16 weeks long for fall and spring semesters, and 10 weeks for the summer semester. Each level includes courses in grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation, and additional language labs if needed. Students also learn about U.S. culture through class presentations and field trips.
Placement in each level is determined by language proficiency exams.
Courses in Academic English do not count towards graduation requirements.
The Pathway program is a one- or two-semester program where students take Academic English courses, as well as undergraduate courses
in their field of study. Find out more details by visiting the INTO Saint Louis University website.
International students may be required to take additional English courses.
May count toward graduation requirements within the College of Arts and Sciences. This course teaches Academic English skills with an emphasis on writing and grammar. (3 credits)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 1900 for graduation requirements. This course is designed to develop foreign students' skills in expository writing, and the ability to read and analyze expository essays. Study of principles and techniques of argumentation and persuasion through analysis of assigned readings; writing of organized essays and writing of research paper using appropriate methodology. (3 credits)
This course is equivalent to ENGL 2850 for graduation requirements. This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of nation and identity. Through reading a wide variety of genres—including fiction and poetry—the course engages students in literary ways. In this special EAP section, readings focus on introducing international students to the contours and complications of American national identity through literature from the Civil War to the present. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative and reflective writing. Students will demonstrate their understanding of literature by being able to read, speak, and write thoroughly and thoughtfully about course texts, developing reasonable interpretations supported with evidence. (3 credits)
The Pathway program is a one- or two-semester program where students take Academic English courses, as well as graduate courses in their field of study. For more information about the Graduate Pathway program, please visit the INTO Saint Louis University Programs website.