Four-Year Academic Success Plan for International Students

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.

EAP Video Series

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. 

ENG100-01 Academic Writing

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

Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue

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. 

EAP First Year Institute

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.

Click here to learn more about the Fall 2023 program.

EAP Tutors

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.

Click here to read more about the instructions and meet the team. 

Conversation PARDner Program

The Conversation PARDner Program (CPP) is designed to promote international students’ intercultural communicative competence with upper-level native English speakers.

Click here to read about the CPP program.

Global Expressions Speaking Institute

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.

Click here to get the meeting schedule for the Spring 2024 semester. 

EAP Placement Test

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.

Test Information

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.

Useful Technology Helps

This webpage includes a list of useful technology tools and websites that are frequently used in the academic setting at Lafayette College.  

Language Learning Materials

Please log on to the Spaces website and look for the course named “English for Academic Purpose,” where you can find many language learning materials and resources.

Resource Library

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:

  • Academic Listening
  • Academic Reading
  • Academic Speaking
  • Academic Writing
  • Tutoring ESL Writing

Click here to see the book list.

Academic Reading Resources

Reading appropriate academic articles intensively and extensively is one of the best ways to improve academic reading and writing skills.

Click here to see a list of academic journals and other reading resources recommended by the faculty members at the Lafayette College.

Read for Pleasure

Books in Pearson English Readers Series have simplified texts which provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure.

Click here to see a collection of the Pearson English Readers Series in the Skillman Library.

EAP Newsletter

The EAP Newsletter contains information such as English language learning tips and upcoming courses and workshops. Please click here to subscribe.

Other Useful Links

College Writing Program

International Students Association


Dr. Tingting Kang