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English Language Learning

The English Language Learning Program (ELLP) supports the English language needs of multilingual students at Emory College through communication and writing classes. In addition, we provide classes for students and instructors interested in teaching or tutoring English language learners, as well as workshops and consultations for current faculty and staff. Tutoring for all students, domestic and international, is offered through the Emory College Writing Center


The Emory English Assessment (EEA) is a mandatory reading and writing test for all first-year students for whom English is an additional language. The purpose of the assessment is to help advise students on class placement.


The ELLP offers credit-bearing first-year writing, grammar, and communication courses to provide additional support to English language learners while drawing on their strengths. All classes are permission only and the Emory English Assessment (EEA) determines eligibility for enrollment.

In addition, we offer directed study classes for students interested in tutoring or teaching non-native speakers of English.

As is the case with all sections of ENGRD 101, this course fulfills the first-year writing requirement (FW), but we offer specific sections tailored to English language learners. We utilize the same learning outcomes as all other sections of English 101.

Students who speak English as an additional language will research, analyze, and practice English grammar to develop their knowledge of form, meaning, and usage in a communicative context.

An academic communication skills course designed to prepare English language learners for success at Emory and throughout their academic careers. Focus on speaking, reading, listening, and vocabulary skills through engagement with authentic materials, such as lectures and presentations.

In this class students will refine their expressive (writing/speaking) and interpretative (reading /listening) English language skills while also exploring a variety of engaging materials. Students will complete authentic assignments in different modes with many opportunities to practice communication skills through individual and group activities.

A 3-credit class repeated over 4 semesters specifically for scholars in the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI).  The class is designed to develop expressive (writing/speaking) and interpretative (listening/reading) English proficiency.  In addition, scholars will learn about day-to-day life in the USA as well as American culture, history, and traditions through guest speakers.  Students will also be paired with a writing center tutor and conversation partner.

In this class, students study and discuss texts related to English language teaching, in order to acquire knowledge about the methodology and practice of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Various teaching techniques are modeled during class sessions.

This grammar course is designed specifically to prepare students who wish to teach or tutor speakers of English as an additional language. We focus on researching and analyzing grammatical forms and meanings that English language learners struggle with. In addition, we review and practice techniques for teaching those items.


We regularly run workshops for staff, faculty and graduate students and often partner with other offices across the university. We are happy to be invited to department meetings or training sessions to talk about ways to support multilingual students in the college.