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English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP)

ELAP Distance Learning Courses

The English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) program offers 2 levels of writing, reading, and speaking/listening courses and an integrated skills "capstone" course in order to meet the language and academic cultural-adaptation needs of non-native speakers of English. In addition to classroom work, laboratory work is required both to satisfy course requirements for needed practice in written and oral/aural communication. 

Following admission to the College, students take the ESL Remote Placement to determine their current level of English proficiency, as required by College regulations. The students are then placed at the appropriate levels in courses. Throughout the program, courses emphasize Academic English, including communication, critical thinking, and language skills necessary for successful college work in the United States. 

ELAP Courses

All ELAP courses are listed below by subject. Based on placement test score, students may not need to take all courses as listed. See the typical course sequences (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .

Steps to Enroll

Apply for admission and complete related enrollment requirements.  

After admissions, students who are nonnative speakers of English should register for and take the ESL Remote Placement. After the placement process, they will receive information about which courses to take. 

Next, students must complete the online Academic Orientation in MyMC and then register for their ELAP courses. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor individually or to get help from Raptor Central