Welcome to Our Department
The Graduate English as a Second Language program offers language support and instruction to international graduate students on the New-Brunswick/Piscataway campus. Our primary goal is to enable our students to improve their communicative English language skills and further develop their academic writing abilities for use across academic, professional and social settings. Instruction is designed to address linguistic weaknesses and enhance oral and written competencies.
Language development plays a critical role in the lives of international students who must transition from English language training in their home country to learning the subtle cues of active communication in the United States. Communication skills are paramount for international students to feel comfortable and confident in his or her academic study and to adjust to the various culture differences. Thus, increased emphasis on spoken English through the integration of academic and cultural examples is at the core of the pedagogy that drives the Graduate ESL curriculum.