3230 English as a Second Language (ESL)

Programs Offered:

  • ESL Credit-Bearing Courses
  • Intensive English Program (IEP)

Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language
15th Floor, 25 Park Place Building

Sara C. Weigle, Chair
Sarah Kegley, ESL Director (credit-bearing courses)
Cheryl Delk-Le Good, IEP Director

The ESL credit–bearing courses for bilingual/non-native speakers of English at the undergraduate level include special sections of ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 and Human Communication (SPCH 1000 and SPCH 1500). These courses are for both international students and resident bilingual/bicultural students. For more information, see “ESL Program” at alsl.gsu.edu.

The IEP is a non-credit program designed to prepare students with the language and study skills necessary for successful academic work in American colleges and universities. Classes are offered at advanced beginning, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced levels in the following areas: structure/composition, reading/listening, academic writing, extensive reading, and oral communication.

Students are admitted to the IEP through the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL and not through regular Georgia State admission procedures. For information and/or application forms, contact: Intensive English Program, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4099, Atlanta, GA 30302-4099, or at  iep.gsu.edu.

Admission to the Intensive English Program does not constitute regular admission to a degree-granting program of Georgia State or of any other branch of the University System of Georgia. Students who wish to take degree work at the university must complete the student application appropriate for the desired program, submit all credentials, and receive an official decision from the Office of Admissions or Office of Graduate Services.