International Center for Academic and Professional English
The International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE) at Lehigh University offers a variety of year-round courses and private tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to improve their academic English skills and their understanding of American pragmatics and culture.
English Department Credit Courses
Undergraduate students who are non-native speakers of English (and those who speak varieties of English other than standard American English) may be required to register for ENGL 003 and ENGL 005 (Composition and Literature for International Writers I and II) as their required first-year English composition courses. These two courses, taken consecutively in the Fall and Spring semesters, are designed specifically with multilingual writers of English in mind, and they can substitute for ENGL 001 and ENGL 002 general composition courses. Those first-year undergraduate students who need additional focused practice with their American English speaking, listening, and pragmatic skills may be required to register for ENGL 015 (Speech Communication for International Speakers).
Graduate & Professional English (ESLP) Courses
Graduate students can register for credit courses in academic writing, speaking & listening, and advanced academic presentations offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. Courses for multilingual English-speaking teaching assistants are also available. Please refer to the ESLP course offerings for registration information.
StepUp Intensive English Program
The StepUp Program is a rigorous, non-credit English program for admitted Lehigh students who are required to further improve their English skills prior to taking credit courses at Lehigh University. StepUp enhances students' English skills in advanced academic reading and writing, spoken academic language, and American pragmatics. StepUp also serves as an excellent orientation to the Lehigh University culture. For program information, dates, fees, and registration forms, visit the ICAPE website: global.lehigh.edu/esl.
English Language and Learning Assessment Lab (ELLA)
Graduate students can register for private tutoring appointments in ICAPE's English Language and Learning Assessment Lab (ELLA). In each semester-long program, students will study individually with a professional ICAPE teacher utilizing a curriculum specifically customized to each student's interests and needs. For program information, dates, fees, and registration forms, visit the ICAPE website: global.lehigh.edu/esl