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Welcome to
ECU Language Academy


 
ESL Classes

Overview

 
There are five levels of classes that start at high beginner and lead to the advanced level. Subjects taught include focus on the primary skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for academic, professional and social purposes. Classes meet five days a week from Monday to Friday in two-hour blocks and cover the following areas:
 
  • ESL 0096 Oral Comprehension (7 hours per week, includes lectures and films)
  • ESL 0097 Oral Communication (7 hours per week, includes lab)
  • ESL 0098 Reading and Vocabulary (4 hours per week)
  • ESL 0099 Grammar and Writing (6 hours per week)
 
In order to provide the best learning environment for all students, ECULA classes begin and end on time, and there will be no departure from the established schedule, except due to classroom scheduling. All examinations will be held during the last regular meeting of the class.
 
Daily ESL Class Schedule
 

Days

Morning Activities
9-11:00AM

Afternoon Activities
12-2:00PM

 Monday   Grammar/Writing   Oral Communication
 Tuesday   Reading/Vocabulary   Oral Comprehension
 Wednesday    Grammar/Writing   Oral communication
 Thursday   Reading/Vocabulary   Oral Communication
 Friday   Grammar/Writing   Oral Comprehension
 
 
 
Additional Required Activities
 

Days

 Activities

Times

 Monday   Articulation and Pronunciation Laboratory
  2-3 pm
 Tuesday   Film Series
  2-4 pm
 Wednesday    Faculty Guest Lecture
  2-3 pm
 
 
 
Additional Optional Activities
 

Day

 Activities

Times

 Thursday  Conversation group
  11-12 pm
   Peer Tutoring
  2-4 pm

ESL Class Terms and Important Dates

The ESL program has three entry points per year and follows the academic calendar of East Carolina University. Fall and spring semester programs are sixteen weeks long. The ten-week summer semester is ten weeks long and has a different teaching schedule.
 
Class Term Dates
Application Deadlines
Fall 2014: August 26-December 11
Students in US: August 16

Students outside the US: July 26

Spring 2015: January 12-April 30
Students in US: December 23

Students outside the US: December 12

Summer 2015: May 18 - July 24
Students in US: May 8

Student outside the US: April 18

Fall 2015: August 24 - December 10
Students in US: August 14

Student outside the US: July 24


Spring 2016: January 11 - April 28

Students in the US: December 21

Students outside the US: December 11


Please note, for those students wishing on campus housing, application must be made approximately three months before the beginning of the semester you are applying for. Students are recommended to apply as early as possible, because obtaining a US visa may take longer than anticipated.
 
Applicants can apply for conditional admission to ECU contingent upon successful completion of the Language Academy. Simultaneous application to both the ECULA and ECU is encouraged.