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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) services are available to all Baldwin Wallace students whose first language is not English.  These services are provided for international exchange students as well as other BW students.  The two courses listed below, ESL 101 and ESL 102, are available for credit to help students improve English speaking and writing skills.  Each course can be taken for up to 3 credits.  Students with a TOEFL score of 523 or below are required to take ESL 101 and 102. Students with a TOEFL score above 523 can take ESL 101 and 102 to improve their skill in English. After taking the course for credit, students may continue to receive ESL services in subsequent semesters.  Due to potential unique circumstances, ESL students may be allowed to add the course(s) after the first week of the semester.  Please contact the ESL office for specific consideration and guidance.   

In addition to these courses, ESL instructors are available for individual instruction, informal conversation groups, assistance with written assignments, cultural understanding through discussion and field trips, and TOEFL study groups.

ESL instruction and support are part of BW's Learning Center, located on the top floor of Ritter Library. 
ESL assistance and other services to support student success, such as tutoring and study skills are available to all BW students free of charge. 

ESL

101

SPEAKING/ LISTENING FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

One to three credits

Permission of Instructor

This course will help the Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) students improve overall academic speaking and listening skills by increasing retention of oral and written material and developing communication and presentation skills in an academic setting. 
 

ESL

102

ADVANCED GRAMMAR

One to three credits

Permission of Instructor

This course will help the Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) students improve overall academic writing skills by enhancing students' ability to manipulate grammar for style and use academic vocabulary to communicate effectively even under time pressure.

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