English Language Support Services

About English Language Support Services

English Language Support Services are located within the English Language Institute in Kuch Annex, Room 110. Assistance is available during office hours or by appointment. Instructors and advisers are encouraged to refer students for whom English fluency is an obstacle to clear written or oral communication. Faculty workshops and consultations are also available.The Writing Center provides help from ESL Specialists, graduate student peer consultants who have received instruction in working with non-native speakers.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark A. Ouellette, Director of the English Language Institute, at 267-620-4134 or ouellettem@arcadia.edu.

Courses for Non-native Speakers of English

EN103.1 English for International Students 
This class for first semester undergraduates is an introduction to academic writing in English. Particular emphasis is placed on documentation and citation of source material, cultural differences in rhetoric and argumentation, and preserving an authentic voice when writing in a second language. Assignment to the class is based on results of the university’s writing placement test. Upon successful completion of the course, students will enroll in EN101, Thought and Expression I.

ID561.1 International Graduate Student Seminar
This is a required class for all first semester international graduate students whose previous academic degrees were not earned in the US. Others may be admitted to the course by departmental referral or individual request. Topics include transition to living and studying in a graduate school setting, library and technology orientation, reading and writing academic English, speaking to an American audience, cultural differences in discourse, argumentation, and intellectual property principles. 


Taylor Hall, Room 112

Office Hours:   
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 215-572-2929

Fax: 215-572-2126 (fax)

Mailing Address:
Arcadia University
Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038