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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).

Fall Quarter 2017 Registration Information

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION START?

For Fall 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. See CAESAR (Department of Linguistics)  for course information, such as days/times/duration of course

Registration Dates for ELP services for Fall Quarter 2017

GROUP INSTRUCTION:
Linguistics 380 Section 20 Spoken English for Nonnative Speakers: Focus on Pronunciation
Linguistics 381 Section 20 Written English for Nonnative Speakers: Academic Writing

Advanced Registration for PhD/MFA Students only:  September 1 (8:00 AM) to  September 10 (11:59 PM)
Pre-Registration for all TGS graduate students (PhD/MFA and TGS Masters):  September 11 (8:00 AM)  to September 18, (11:59 PM)
Change of Registration period (registration open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Monday, September 25 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8:00 AM) to to Monday, October 2, 2017 (11:59 PM)

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION/TUTORING: Linguistics 482
Registration for all TGS Students (PhD/MFA and TGS Masters) and postdoctoral fellows: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Monday, September 25 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8:00 AM) to to Monday, October 3, 2017 (11:59 PM)

NATIVE ACCENT ONLINE SPEECH TRAINING: Linguistics 483
Registration for all TGS Students (PhD/MFA and TGS Masters) and postdoctoral fellows: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (8:00 AM) to Monday, September 25 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (8:00 AM) to to Monday, October 3, 2017 (11:59 PM)

Looking for information on how to join English Development Through Guided Exploration (EDGE)? Please see our EDGE page for information on how to register for this program.

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.

GROUP INSTRUCTION LINKS:

The links below will allow you to apply online for our courses. Ling 380 and 381 will be open for TGS graduate students until 11:59 PM Monday evening, and then will reopen at 8:00 AM Tuesday for TGS grad students and postdocs. Ling 482 and 483 will open at 8:00 AM Tuesday for TGS graduate students and postdocs. 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.

Linguistics 380: Spoken English for Nonnative Speakers-Focus on Pronunication

Linguistics 381: Written English for Nonnative Speakers-Academic Writing

Linguistics 482: Individual Tutoring (opens Tuesday, 9/19)

Linguistics 483: NativeAccent and TOTI Speech Training Software (opens Tuesday, 9/19)


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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