English as a Second Language
Timothy Bonner, Director
205 Coxe Hall (32 Sayre Drive)
Bethlehem, PA, 18015, (610) 758-6099
The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) offers academic semester and summer courses for undergraduate and graduate students and their families. In addition, academic support is provided for ESL students through the IELC Language Center, conversation groups, and language enrichment courses.
English Department Credit Courses. After reviewing placement test results, undergraduates may be required to take English 3 and English 5 (Composition and Literature for International Writers I and II) in substitution for required English 1 and 2 or English 15 (Speech Communication for Intl. Speakers). Native English speaking or near native-speaking upperclass and graduate students who are interested in the ESL field as a career can get an introduction to teaching ESL/EFL in English 310 and English 314. (Refer to the English department course offerings.)
ESL Program Credit Courses. Both undergraduate and graduate students may select from a variety of supplemental ESL credit courses in conversation, listening, accent reduction, reading, and writing offered throughout the year. (Refer to the English as a Second Language course offerings.)
StepUp Intensive English Non-credit Program. The StepUp Program provides an intensive academic English experience for both enrolled Lehigh students and for other students preparing to enter a U.S. university or who need professional English skills for the workplace. StepUp enhances English skills in academic reading and writing and formal academic language, and provides an orientation to American university culture. For more information, view our website at www.lehigh.edu/~inesl/StepUp
International English Language Center (IELC). The Language Center offers English language study through the use of interactive ESL software and private tutoring. Call the ESL Office or view the IELC program on our website.