Empowering IUI International Students

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program prepares undergraduate and graduate students to meet academic expectations for communication at all university levels. Our courses and specialized resources help hundreds of international students each year from across IU Indianapolis to improve their writing, research and communication skills.

Courses in English for Academic Purposes Program develop and strengthen the level of English language fluency of incoming international students who begin to write, speak, and read at a college level.

High-intermediate and advanced EAP courses are offered both to students entering IU Indianapolis in degree programs as well as non-degree students who are interested in enhancing their English language skills.

The EAP courses are also open to IU Indianapolis international staff and faculty. EAP courses are small, controlled to allow maximum student-teacher interaction in a student-centered communicative teaching approach. Individual attention and conferences are provided as the need arises.

In addition to modern high-tech classrooms and computer labs, IU Indianapolis language facilities include digital and multi-media labs for classes and self-monitored, independent practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. An ESL tutoring center and the University Writing Center has specialized staff to assist EAP students.

How EAP Works

EAP is a sequence of four courses, two in each of the first two semesters, taken alongside other undergraduate courses. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty help create a friendly, collaborative environment that promotes active learning.

Students engage in classroom instruction that promotes cross-cultural awareness and critical thinking skills. You will also have the opportunity to participate in social, cultural, and academic events on campus that will ease your transition into American culture and the campus community.

Students do not apply to EAP, you apply for admission to the University. If you meet the academic criteria and need English language support, your letter of admission will place you in EAP.

Questions about EAP can be directed to esl@iu.edu or Dr. Estela Ene, Director at eene@iu.edu

EAP Program
Cavanaugh Hall 501L
425 University Blvd.
IU Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46202