Frequently Asked Questions

What courses are available for second language speakers of English?

Undergraduates can take ESL 015, American Academic Communication.  It is a first-year writing class, similar to ENGL 015, but designed especially to support international undergraduate students.  International graduate students can take ESL 114G, American Oral English for Academic Purposes, and ESL 116G, Composition for Academic Disciplines.



How can my international students get help with writing papers for my classes?

Students can make appointments with Writing Center tutors (Penn State Learning) and EPPIC tutors.  They can also attend workshops on academic writing for international students offered by EPPIC.


How can my international students get help with giving presentations in class?

Students can find tutoring for presentation skills at the Speaking Center (Sparks 7) and from EPPIC, in Boucke 220.  They can also attend workshops on giving academic presentations offered by EPPIC.


Where can international students get one-on-one tutoring?

Tutoring for international undergraduates is available in Sparks 7, Boucke 220 and the Pattee Library through different programs.  Check with Penn State Learning, the Writing Center in Boucke 220, or with EPPIC for details.


How can I learn best practices for teaching international students?

Workshops on best practices for teaching international multilingual students are offered each semester by EPPIC.