We offer a wide range of English as a Second Language (ESL) support services for students who are non-native English speakers. These include:
ESL Coursework (ESL 101, 102, and 111): All incoming students take an English placement test when arriving at Rose-Hulman. If you would benefit from additional English instruction, you'll be placed in an ESL reading/writing course and/or a listening/speaking course in order to improve your skills. Learn more about the placement test here.
ESL Tutoring Services: Through our Learning Center, you can work individually or in small groups with a trained ESL peer tutor or with the Director of ESL. Tutoring is offered Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons. Areas of particular focus include
- Revising papers
- Practicing presentations
- Developing conversation skills
- Improving pronunciation
- Building Vocabulary
Workshops and events for international students: We regularly host workshops and activities for international students on a variety of topics. Some recent topics included
- Strategies for Success in the U.S. Classroom
- Resume Writing for International Students
- Job Interviewing Skills
- Game Hour for International Students and Friends
ESL services are here for all non-native speakers, both undergraduate and graduate students. Our current peer tutors are majoring in nearly each major offered here, so it's possible you can be matched with a tutor who shares your major.
Questions? Contact Margaret Hurdlik, Director of ESL at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 877-8843.
We are grateful for each of our international students and the many ways they enrich our campus. For more information on what we offer, visit our International Student Services page.