The Four-Year Academic Success Plan is designed to assist international students in honing their learning strategies, as well as developing their mindset and personal management skills, throughout their undergraduate studies at Lafayette College. It is organized into four directions: Academic Success, Career Preparedness, Networking, and Professional Development. Click here to read more.
This website includes a list of videos discussing areas that were mentioned by many international students as areas important but unfamiliar when they were adjusting to college life, such areas include FYS, how to address professors, office hours, and useful technology tools and websites. Click here to watch the videos.
Academic Writing is intended to familiarize students with the writing and reading practices common throughout the academic community. Assignments invite students to analyze and produce writing representing a variety of rhetorical situations, to understand writing as a process and to explore their own writing processes, and to think of writing in terms of situated disciplinary practices. The course will also allow students to explore technologies commonly used in academic writing contexts. Prerequisite(s): First Year Seminar
This online magazine aims to celebrate and recognize the multi-language writers at Lafayette College and develop intercultural communications within our community by showcasing the writings written by multi-language writers. Click here to read more and see how to can contribute to this magazine.
Workshops held in Fall semesters present learning materials and study strategies that help ESL (English as a second language) learners succeed in academics. Students can also use this opportunity to exchange language learning experiences.
You can schedule a one-on-one tutoring session to work on your academic paper, practice your presentations, or discuss any issues that you have encountered during your college study. The EAP center is listed as EAP 100 on the tutoring website, TutorTrac.
The Conversation PARDner Program (CPP) is designed to promote international students’ intercultural communicative competence with upper-level native English speakers.
Speaking skills are one of the most important skills we learn, as they allow us to communicate with others and express our thoughts and feelings. The purpose of this program is to improve students’ English pronunciation and speaking skills and help them adapt to the US culture. Participants will be exploring different technologies, such as Kaltura and machine voice recognition, during the program and receive a completion certificate after attending the 6 one-hour sessions and completing the required speaking activities. This program is open to all class years. The Spring 2023 registration deadline is Thursday, February 2nd. If you are interested in attending the program, please use this link to register.
The EAP Placement Test is designed for international students who are using English as a second language and are required by the college to submit English proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. It is used to determine whether students need extra EAP support to have a successful career at Lafayette College.
The EAP English Placement Test is sponsored by the EAP Center. Because the EAP Placement Test is a placement test used to accurately determine English language skill levels, students do not need to “prepare” for it.
The test results will be sent to your Lafayette College email within two weeks after you take the test. If you did not pass the cut-off score, you would be required to attend the College Success workshops or the Conversation Group Chat sessions provided by the EAP center during the Fall and Spring semesters.
This webpage includes a list of useful technology tools and websites that are frequently used in the academic setting at Lafayette College.
Please log on to the Spaces website https://spaces.lafayette.edu/ and look for the course named “English for Academic Purpose,” where you can find many language learning materials and resources.
Resource Library located in the EAP center is available and free to all Lafayette College students. Please bring your student ID to check out the books. These books are great resources for:
Reading appropriate academic articles intensively and extensively is one of the best ways to improve academic reading and writing skills.
Books in Pearson English Readers Series have simplified texts which provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure.
The EAP Newsletter contains information such as English language learning tips and upcoming courses and workshops. Please click here to subscribe.