Our program starts with an online placement course called American Academic English (here).

From this, you make a plan called English Language Goals.

Then enroll in the programs that will meet your goals through our EAPP program.

Finally, display your proficiency to employers and graduate schools through our English Language Passport system.

Please use the online forms to sign up for sessions.

For other information, contact us at

Directed by: Robert Connor, Ph.D.

As part of the Tulane ESL community


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american academic english

American Academic English: Start your semester confidently prepared
Tulane’s free program for incoming international students introduces you to the academic language of American university life.  Regardless of your country of origin, adjusting to university life is often a challenging experience. This two-week course is designed to give you a chance to interact in English with your Tulane peers so that you have the confidence and preparation to perform at your best. It can be completed online at your residence by setting aside an hour each day during the two-week sessions and registering for American Academic English at Robert Connor, Ph.D. at for more information.

Undergraduates follow this link for the session from May 12-23:

Graduate students follow this link for the session from June 2-13:

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