Welcome to the NTC Office of English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP). Our departments programs cultivate an international student's professional and academic excellence at Tulane. This occurs by promoting interaction and communication both within the Tulane University community and with the global community as a whole. The department is composed of two main branches: EAPP for international students, and TESL for current and future ESL teachers.
Tulane's free Pre-arrival Placement Program for incoming international students introduces you to the academic language of American university life. Regardless of your country of origin, adjusting to university life is often a challenging experience. This two-week course is designed to give you a chance to interact in English with your Tulane peers so that you have the confidence and preparation to perform at your best. It can be completed online at your residence during a two-week summer session.
The Pre-arrival Placement Program Summer 2023 dates are May 8th- 19th.
An online help session will be available.
Pre-arrival Placement Program dates for 2024 will be announced in Spring of 2024
Tulane Advantage is a required program consisting of five action-packed weeks in New Orleans experiencing trips, student-led projects, and sneak peeks at different majors.
Tulane Advantage 2023 Program dates: July 10th - August 11th
Tulane Advantage 2024 Program dates to be announced Spring 2024.
This course prepares students to subsequently master their college writing requirements. In addition to developing an advanced understanding of English syntax, morphology, and semantics, students explore the process of composing, revising, and editing in English and the expectations of academic writing to different audience expectations in Global Perspectives.
This course prepares students to master public speaking and interpersonal dynamics with a focus on Race and Inclusion in the USA. In addition to developing an advanced understanding of English phonology, semantics, and pragmatics, students focus on the communication strategies hat make presentations and interpersonal interactions memorable and smooth.
In this six-week course, students will develop an advanced understanding of English syntax, semantics and mechanics. They will engage with both spoken and written academic documents that engage expert knowledge in a scholarly manner. Additionally, students will understand the rhetoric necessary for intellectual inquiry and independent research in both academic and professional environments, and they will incorporate these skills into their current university courses. The course includes an optional service-learning component. The service learning will enhance students understanding and development of citizenship skills within the context of their local, national, and global communities.
This is a 3-credit course is designed to develop students with the academic and practical skills needed to teach abroad, especially English in a foreign language environment. The course is targeted for students who have little formal pedagogical experience. Additionally, the course provides practical and academic skills that allow students to immediately improve their effectiveness in the classroom, work as a partner with an experienced teacher, and navigate the different educational administrative systems. The students will evaluate themselves, the pedagogical assumptions of the system, and best practices for teaching. The course has first or second tier service learning component.
This 3 credit course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the linguistics of English and intercultural skills needed to live and work abroad, especially when teaching English as a foreign language. The course provides basic a linguistic understanding of English, giving students the tools to analyze, understand, and explain how the language works to English learners abroad from phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic approaches. In addition to the linguistic focus, this course provides an overview of the intercultural attitudes, skills, and knowledge students will need in order to successfully live and work abroad. While intercultural competence is a lifelong process, students will understand what that process entails and be prepared to face situations of cultural misunderstanding and difference with respect and cultural humility. The course includes first or second tier service learning.
In this 3-credit course, we explore one of the World Englishes variations designed for Business as a profession and social practice. The course primarily seeks to analyze the interdiscursive texts of professionals in the business world to understand how language builds new relationships that are unique within their own spaces. It also underscores how these discursive texts are applied, exploited and interpreted in Business as a specific/special purpose.The course focuses on enhancing languages and communicative skills as they apply to World Englishes in the business contexts. We will use authentic business materials and case scenarios from World Englishes to foster both analytical and interpersonal skills in the world of business. Learners will have an opportunity to partner and collaborate with a group of young entrepreneurs from a foreign country in enhancing the use of world English in business entrepreneurship. More importantly, learners will benefit from varied professional communicative skills including proposal writing, business correspondences, formal presentations, networking, business vocabulary and navigating business literature. Learners of this course will be tasked to critically evaluate the use of World English in global business contexts and how it generally applies to different business cultures. Language skills addressed in this course include business writing fluency, business vocabulary development and speaking skills. This course would be of great benefit to Business majors and or students interested in working or studying abroad. The course includes first or second tier service learning.