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Self-Directed English Language Goals

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English Language Goals


Enroll in programs that will meet your goals through our EAPP Program.

Pre-arrival Placement Program

Pre-arrival Placement Program

Tulane's free 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. Email Robert Connor, PhD at for more information.

  • Undergraduate Students Online Program: May 14-25, 2018
  • Graduate Students Online Program: July 16-27, 2018

Summer Intensive Courses

Intensive & Non-Credit (INC) English Program

The INC English program is designed to meet the continuing English language needs of Tulane University affiliates inside and outside of traditional undergraduate degree programs for students who have a first language other than English.

The INC English curriculum is presented in one month long intensive blocks which include an orientation and skill assessment specific to the area of language development for their particular course. All courses offered focus on the four modalities of language development: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

There is a full-time option with 21 contact hours per week and a part-time option that offers up to 10 hours per week. All courses include: Individual work assignments, group work, projects and presentations. Classes focus on basic course content and additionally include useful skills such as: Reading In Depth, American English Conversation, Idioms in American Life and Grammar for Communication.

Classes run both during the day and evening and are split between the Uptown and Downtown campuses

Who: International Students of any level (graduate or undergraduate) who find that they need additional intensive work focusing on English language development.

Dates: Session 1-2018: January 18th – March 15th, 2018

            Session 2-2018: April 3rd – May 1st, 2018

            Session 3-2018: July 9th – July 27, 2018

            Session 4-2018: July 30th – August 17th, 2018

            Session 5-2018: September 3- September 21, 2018

            Session 6-2018: October 1 – October 19, 2018

            Session 7-2018: October 29- November 16, 2018

            Session 8-2018: November 26 – December 14, 2018

Credits: Non-Credit courses

Tuition Cost: $525 per block for full-time, or $50 per teaching hour for part-time (roughly $150 for a class that meets 3 times a week for a month) 

Sign up for information at this link:

New Orleans College Connection

The New Orleans College Connection is a two-week program on Tulane University’s campus specifically created for a cohort of 10-20 international high school students. Students will be able to experience first-hand U.S. university classrooms and discussions, tour a diverse range of college campuses in the greater New Orleans area, learn about the admissions process, and participate in high-quality and high-intensity English learning programs to prepare them for U.S. higher education academics.

The programs goal is to efficiently develop and perfect the skills essential for the ultimate success at a university level. Students will be exposed to all skill areas and experience content courses in the context of university life.

Course offerings will include the following: Academic Reading, Writing Descriptive Writing, Writing with a Purpose, Intensive Writing, Science Writing, College Composition, Academic Discourse, Scientific Discourse, Reading Groups and Conversation Partners. All courses will be taught by Tulane University faculty and replicate the actual requirements and protocol followed within a university classroom.

Who: International High School Students ages 15-17 who have an intermediate level of English proficiency and approximately 3 years of English Language study.

Dates: June 25-July 7, 2018

Housing: On-campus housing 

Credits: Non-Credit courses

Cost: $2920 including food and housing, but not airfare

Follow this link to express your interest:

 You should complete an application by March 15.

Fall Programs
  • See INC English programs above
  • EAPP 1000: August 27 - December 7, 2017
  • EAPP 1050: August 27 - December 7, 2017
  • SCEN 7650 Speaking for ITA's: August 27 - December 7, 2017
  • Special MBA and Law Program: Fall 
  • Non-credit Continuing Enrichment Program: See INC English programs above
Panama Bilingue
This is a joint venture between Tulane University and the Panamanian Ministry of Education. Panamanian primary and secondary English teachers come study at Tulane for eight weeks, where they learn about U.S. culture, receive advanced English instruction, and fine-tune their English-teaching capabilities. Our goal is to increase English competency as well as improve English pedagogy. Students come to Tulane twice a year- in spring and fall.

TA Evaluation


Display your proficiency to employers and grad schools through our English Language Passport system.

The English Language Passport (ELP) is a unifying system that guides the students’ learning by setting language targets and documenting their progress. Based on the Council of Europe’s European Language Portfolio, the ELP is an online portfolio of files that displays the English proficiency of the learner by linking documents that meet the language targets.

Similar European versions of this can be found at and

The EAPP courses will help you make documents to display to potential schools and employers. Below are three examples:


For additional information, contact us: