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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

Summer Quarter 2016 Registration Information


Registration for all of our summer services (group classes, one-on-one tutoring, and NativeAccent speech training software) will begin online on this page in June 2016. We will be introducing an updated version of our online application, which should be quicker and easier to use, with faster response times.

Ling 380 (group English class) and Ling 482 (tutoring) run from the week of June 20 to the the week of July 18. NativeAccent software (Ling 483) also starts the week of June 20 but runs through August 26.

See our eligibility page for more information on who TGS students and scholars are, and who affiliates are.

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 non-students must register for services through English Language programs (see below).


To participate in any of our services, you must fill out an online application form through one of the links that will be posted on this page once registration opens in June. 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

Apply here: ->Linguistics 482 Individual Speech and Language Tutoring for Nonnative Speakers of English

Apply here: ->Linguistics 483: NativeAccent Speech Training for Nonnative Speakers of English


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 Assistant Director Daniel Tucker at elp@northwestern.edu and ask to be added to NU-ESL.


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