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Self-Directed English Language Goals

Download and Print the form below to stay on track with your learning.

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 LearnEng@tulane.edu for more information.

  • Undergraduate Students Online Program: May 11-22, 2020
  • Graduate Students Online Program: July 6-17, 2020
Tulane Advantage

Tulane Advantage

  • Intensive curriculum consisting of twenty hours of instruction and activities each week.  Instruction will be a combination of project-based, content-based and activities.  Focus on English writing, speaking and listening. 
  • Students may elect to receive special one-on-one instruction to improve English speaking, writing and listening skills.
  • On-campus housing is provided throughout the program. 
  • English-language program and international students are eligible to attend on an English language I-20.  Students will switch to an academic I-20 at the end of the program.
Fall Programs
  • EAPP 1000: Composition & Reading (fulfills Race & Inclusion requirement)
  • EAPP 1050: Multicultural Speech (fulfills Global Perspectives requirement)
  • ENGL 1011: Writing for Academic Purposes (fulfills freshman composition requirement)
  • SCEN 7650 Speaking Skills (for ITAs)
  • Special MBA and Law Programs


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 http://www.webcef.eu/ and http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/ELP-REG/Default_EN.asp

The EAPP courses will help you make documents to display to potential schools and employers. Below is an example:


For additional information, contact us: learneng@tulane.edu