Office of International Student Services

Second Language Options at HPU

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English as a Second Language Programs at HPU

In order to be admitted to HPU, students must demonstrate adequate proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, or other approved test scores.  However, many non-native speakers of English benefit greatly from additional ESL instruction during their first years at college.  In order to support our English Language Learners in the best ways that we can, HPU offers the following:

College-Level English as a Second Language Courses.  These credit-bearing courses are intended for students with TOEFL iBT scores of 79 and up or IELTS scores of 6 or higher.  Non-native speakers of English with English proficiency scores that are near the minimum required for unconditional admission may be required to take one or more of these courses for additional instruction in speaking and writing in English; these courses fulfill the foreign language requirement in the general education curriculum.  

  • ESL 1010:  English Grammar Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.
  • ESL 1020:  Composition Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.
  • ESL 1030:  Oral Communication Skills in English as a Second Language.
  • ESL 1040:  Reading in English as a Second Language.

ESL options are available to students both throughout the academic year and in Summer School programs.

General Education English Requirement:  All students at HPU are required to take (or transfer credit for) English 1103, College Writing and Public Life. As an alternative, Non-native speakers of English may elect to take ENG 1101 and ENG 1102; taken consecutively, these courses fulfill the General Education requirement. Offered by the Department of English, the two-semester stretch allows instructors to pace the course in accordance with the students’ English proficiency, and allows students the opportunity to receive additional instruction as needed.

ESL Tutoring:  Tutors are available through the Office of Academic Services, located on the 4th floor of Smith Library.

For more information about ESL classes or placement, contact

Dr. Daliang Wang, Chair
Department of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures




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