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International Admissions Office

Post University 
International Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2540
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, Connecticut
06723-2540

PostInternational@post.edu
Telephone: 800.582.8250




The English Language Institute (ELI) of Post University provides an academic program to develop English language proficiency to students for whom English is not their native language and need the necessary foundational skills for academic success in university-level coursework.  ELI is housed within the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education and services students who wish to gain English proficiency before applying to a college in the United States, and students who are enrolled at Post University and need English language support.  ELI is staffed by highly qualified instructors who have advanced certification and degrees in teaching English as a Second Language.  Many have lived or taught in other countries or have learned other languages.  The program offers credit and non-credit courses designed to support the English- language learner in a variety of learning levels and content areas.

Placement

Applicants to the University whose native language is not English are given an English proficiency placement exam. Students placed in ELI take ESL courses that range from beginner to advanced level. Students may earn up to 12 credits of ESL courses for credit towards their degree; additional courses are offered for students in need of further language training. Students who achieve advanced English language proficiency may mainstream into regular courses upon recommendation by the Director of ELI.

University TOEFL Score Requirement

Students with a Test on English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), or alternatively, a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may enroll in regular courses at the University. Students scoring below these levels, or students without test scores, will take the English proficiency placement exam to determine proficiency levels.  Students who achieve advanced English language proficiency may mainstream into regular courses.

Support

The program also offers students the support of the following departments:

The Post University Learning Center provides tutoring services in a wide range of subjects to students who feel they would benefit from some one-on-one assistance. The Learning Center also reinforces classroom instruction and enriches subject content through access to multimedia equipment, including Internet-based educational programs, computer-assisted instruction, and educational instruction via CD-ROM and video programs.

Courses Offered

Students who apply to the University are given an English proficiency placement exam to determine their level of proficiency in the language. Students in ELI take ESL courses that range from beginner to advanced level.  Students may earn up to 12 credits of ESL courses for credit towards their degree, and additional courses are offered for students in need of further language training.

ELC081 Listening and Speaking Level 1
Non-credit

A basic level English as a Second Language course that focuses on listening and speaking skills, this course will help equip low-beginning students with the skills necessary to comprehend spoken English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details, infer meaning from context, and express and support opinions with reasons and results. This is a non-credit bearing course

ELC085 Reading and Writing Level 1
Non-credit

A basic level English as a Second Language course that focuses on reading and writing skills, this course will help equip low-beginning students with the skills necessary to comprehend written English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details in a reading, scan text to find specific information, and organize and express ideas or support opinions with reasons and results in context-appropriate written language. This is a non-credit bearing course

ELC091 Listening and Speaking Level 2
Non-credit

A basic level English as a Second Language course that focuses on listening and speaking skills, this course will help equip high-beginning students with the skills necessary to comprehend spoken English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details, infer meaning from context, and express and support opinions with reasons and results. This is a non-credit bearing course.

ELC095 Reading and Writing Level 2
3 Credits

A basic level English as a Second Language course that focuses on reading and writing skills, this course will help equip high-beginning students with the skills necessary to comprehend written English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details in a reading, scan text to find specific information, and organize and express ideas or support opinions with reasons and results in context-appropriate written language skills. Students read authentic short stories, novels, poetry, and articles to build vocabulary, reinforce grammar skills, and improve overall fluency.

ELC121 Listening and Speaking 
3 – 6 credits

An intermediate level English as a Second Language course that focuses on listening and speaking skills, this course will help equip low-intermediate students with the skills necessary to comprehend spoken English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details, infer meaning from context, and express and support opinions with reasons and results. 

ELC123 Reading and Writing
3 – 6 credits

An intermediate level English as a Second Language course that focuses on reading and writing skills, this course will help equip low-intermediate students with the skills necessary to comprehend written English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details in a reading, scan text to find specific information, and organize and express ideas or support opinions with reasons and results in context-appropriate written language

ELC126 Listening and Speaking
4 – 6 credits

An intermediate level English as a Second Language course that focuses on listening and speaking skills, this course will help equip high-intermediate students with the skills necessary to comprehend spoken English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details, infer meaning from context, and express and support opinions with reasons and results.

ELC128 Reading and Writing
4 – 6 credits

An intermediate level English as a Second Language course that focuses on reading and writing skills, this course will help equip high-intermediate students with the skills necessary to comprehend written English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details in a reading, scan text to find specific information, and organize and express ideas or support opinions with reasons and results in context-appropriate written language.

ELC211 Listening and Speaking 
5 – 6 credits

An advanced level English as a Second Language course that focuses on listening and speaking skills, this course will help equip low-advanced students with the skills necessary to comprehend spoken English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details, infer meaning from context, and express and support opinions with reasons and results.

ELC215 Reading and Writing 
5– 6 credits

An intermediate level English as a Second Language course that focuses on reading and writing skills, this course will help equip high-advanced students with the skills necessary to comprehend written English, make and confirm predictions, identify main ideas and details in a reading, scan text to find specific information, and organize and express ideas or support opinions with reasons and results in context-appropriate written language.

Peer Tutoring

Students will be required to meet weekly with an assigned peer tutor to practice skills learned in the classroom. Tutors will assist students one-on-one with homework and projects, practice the students in conversational skills, and provide an additional point of contact for learning about the University community and American culture.

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding the ESL Programs of the English Language Institute may be directed to:

Darmita White
APM/Director of English Language Institute
Post University
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT  06723

203.591.5625
dwhite@post.edu