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Registration information

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 beginning in Summer Quarter 2016, 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, 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 2016 Registration Information

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION START?

Registration for all of our fall services (group classes, one-on-one tutoring, and NativeAccent speech training software) will begin online on this page in September, 2016. The exact start time for registration depends on the specific program and your eligibility status. See our eligibility page for more information on who TGS students and scholars are, and who affiliates are.

Registration Dates for ELP services

GROUP INSTRUCTION: Linguistics 380 (Pronunciation) and Linguistics 381 (Academic Writing)
Advanced Registration for PhD/MFA Students: September 6-11
Registration for new Phd/MFA students: September 15-19
Add/drop week (open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): September 20 (8:00 AM) to September 26 (11:59 PM)
Affiliate registration if space available: September 27-October 3

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION/TUTORING: Linguistics 482
Add/drop week (registration open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): opens at 8:00 AM on September 20, and continues through September 26 at 11:59 pm.
Affiliate registration if space available: September 27-October 3

NATIVE ACCENT ONLINE SPEECH TRAINING: Linguistics 483
Add/drop week (registration open to PhD/MFA students, TGS masters students, postdoctoral fellows): opens at 8:00 AM on September 20, and continues through September 26 at 11:59 pm.
Affiliate registration if space available: September 27-October 3

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 form are 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.

Apply here: ->Linguistics 380 Spoken English for Nonnative Speakers: Focus on Pronunciation (Course is full, but you may apply to be added to the waiting list)

Apply here: ->Linguistics 381 Written English for Nonnative Speakers: Academic Writing (Course is full, but you may apply to be added to the waiting list)

Apply here: ->Linguistics 482 Individual Tutoring UPDATE: all appointment times are now filled. Use the link to apply for the waiting list.

Apply here: ->Linguistics 483 NativeAccentâ„¢ Online Speech Training UPDATE: Still plenty of accounts available

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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