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English for Academic Purposes

DePauw offers two courses, English 110 and English 115, to help international students hone their English skills and prepare them for rigorous academic study.

English 110: Academic English seminar I

This course develops and strengthens the level of English language fluency of incoming international students who begin to write, speak, and read at a college level.


English 115: Academic English seminar II

This course provides intermediate-level instruction for incoming international students. It focuses on academic writing proficiency and critical thinking in preparation for the more advanced skills required in the W course.


 Additional academic assistance

English for Academic Purposes Faculty

Lynn Ishikawa, Director of English for Academic Purposes, and Tamara Stasik, Specialist in English for Academic Purposes, are available to consult with international students on a one-on-one basis to assess their individual academic needs and to assist these students in improving their reading and writing skills.

Meet with Lynn or Tamara via Google Meet by clicking on their name. 

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC offers assistance for students through the Speaking and Listening Center, the Writing Center, and the Quantitative Reasoning Center. For more information on the Academic Resource Center, click here.

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