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All of our services are only open to Northwestern students, faculty, staff, and scholars. We do not offer classes to the general public. If you are not officially affliated with Northwestern, please see our resources page for recommendations about other schools in the area that do have open enrollment classes: http://groups.linguistics.northwestern.edu/esl/resources.htm

Please note that all of our services (group classes, tutoring, and NativeAccent) are offered as non-credit courses. These courses will appear on your transcript: the possible grades are "satisfactory" and "unsatisfactory". Although you will receive a grade, the grade will not affect your GPA. Because these course carry zero-credit, they will also not affect your courseload. Non-students, including faculty, postdocs, staff, pre-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars, will be registered unofficially as auditors. Both students and staff/scholars must register for services through English Language programs (see below).

Spring Quarter 2017 Registration Information

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION START?

Winter Quarter 2017 registration is now closed. For Spring Quarter services, the exact start time for registration depends on the specific service and your eligibility status. See our eligibility page for more information on who TGS students and scholars are, who has top priority for services, and who affiliates are.

Registration Dates for ELP services for Spring Quarter 2017

GROUP INSTRUCTION:
Linguistics 380 Section 20 (Speech Acts and the SPEAK Test, Mon/Wed 4:00-5:20 PM, Lunt Hall 101)
Linguistics 381 (Written English for Nonnative Speakers, W 7:00 PM to 8:20 PM, Cresap Hall 101)
Advanced Registration for PhD/MFA Students only:  February 20 (8:00 AM) to  March 10 (11:59 PM)
Registration for all TGS Students (PhD/MFA and TGS Masters):  March 13 (8:00 AM) - March 24, (11:59 PM)
Add/drop week Registration (open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): Monday, March 27, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: April 3, 2017 (8:00 AM) to April 7, 2017 (11:59 PM)

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION/TUTORING: Linguistics 482
Add/drop week (open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): Monday, March 27, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: April 3, 2017 (8:00 AM) to April 7, 2017 (11:59 PM)

NATIVE ACCENT ONLINE SPEECH TRAINING: Linguistics 483
Add/drop week (open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): Monday, March 27, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: April 3, 2017 (8:00 AM) to April 7, 2017 (11:59 PM)

HOW DO I APPLY/REGISTER FOR SERVICES?

To participate in any of our services, you must fill out an online application form (links to the forms will be listed below on this page). This is a separate process from registering for a course through the University's CAESAR system. You must fill out an application for each service you would like to participate in. Please note that the system will only allow applications from eligible applicants (see above for details on eligibility and registration times). If you attempt to register too soon, you will see a message indicating that registration is not yet open.

GROUP INSTRUCTION LINKS:

Our registration system will open for applications from PhD/MFA students for group instruction (Linguistics 380 and Linguistics 381) on Monday, February 20. At that time, you can click on the links below to apply.

Linguistics 380: Spoken English for Nonnative Speakers-Speech Acts and the SPEAK test

Linguistics 381: Written English for Nonnative Speakers-Academic Writing for Graduate Students

CAN YOU SEND ME A REMINDER WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS?

Yes! If you are subscribed to our mailing list (NU-ESL), you will automatically receive an e-mail when registration opens. To be added to our mailing list, send an e-mail message to Program Coordinator Brian Hampson at elp@northwestern.edu and ask to be added to NU-ESL.

 

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