The ESL Composition program offers courses for students who are using English as a second language:
These courses mirror the experiences of mainstream composition and culture courses, providing meaningful and challenging writing assignments and texts in a variety of media, while creating learning environments to meet the particular needs and expectations of second language writers.
Students take a process approach to writing, working across multiple drafts of major assignments and consulting with instructors and peers on the development of their work, and using writing as a means of exploring their own ideas and questions.
The Miami Department of English has provided writing instruction to international students and other second language learners for decades. Serving four sections of students in the 2006-2007 academic year, the total number of sections has risen dramatically, reaching thirty-three sections during the 2011-2012 year. As the university has welcomed even more ESL students, the primary goal of the ESL Composition program has remained the same: to help students to develop their knowledge of US academic culture and to be better prepared for academic success at Miami University.
ESL Composition courses are available only to those who are registered students at Miami, and we do not provide courses for non-students.
|Designator||Title||Details||Who Should Enroll|
|ENG 108||US Cultures and Composition for Second Language Writers||4-credit course. Fulfills global requirement. Focus on writing, reading and speaking for academic purposes.||Initial placement--TOEFL scores between 550 and 579; iBT 80 - 92; IELTS 6.5. Final placement will be based on Miami University testing at the start of the semester.|
|ENG 109||Composition and Rhetoric for Second Language Writers||4-credit course. Academic writing course. (Equivalent of ENG 111 but for international students.)||Initial placement--TOEFL scores between 580 and 599; iBT 93 – 99; IELTS NA. Final placement will be based on Miami University testing at the start of the semester.|
|ENG 119||English for International Graduate Students||3-credit professional development, academic writing course for international graduate students.||Students who test into the course based on the graduate student English writing exam.|
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