Office of International Student Services

Second Language Options at HPU

English as a Second Language Programs at HPU

HPU offers two options for speakers of English as a second language.

The Intensive English Program (in cooperation with American Language Academy is for students with TOEFL iBT scores of 50-78 or IELTS score of 4 or 5. Students must pass level 5 proficiency in order to be unconditionally enrolled at HPU.  While enrolled in the Intensive ESL program students will live on HPU’s beautiful campus and enjoy full access to the amenities offered to the student body. (The Intensive English Program courses are non-credit-bearing; they do not count towards the requirements for a degree at HPU.)

Advanced English as a Second Language.  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.  

  • MFL 1010:  English Grammar Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.
  • MFL 1020:  Composition Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.
  • MFL 1030:  Oral Communication Skills in English as a Second Language.
  • MFL 1040:  Reading in English as a Second Language.
  • MFL 1050 (proposed for Spring 2015): American Culture/Study America

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

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-N and ENG 1102-N; 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.




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