Undergraduate Course Progression

All EAP classes except G130 and G131 fulfill the Cultural Understanding
requirement in most undergraduate degree plans.

EAP classes are small, ranging in size from five to twenty students and are taught by trained and experienced teachers using interactive, communicative teaching styles. The classes focus on the academic English skills students need to be successful at the university level. Special emphasis is given to teaching advanced listening, speaking and reading skills, as well as complex English grammatical forms and structures, and academic composition.

Level I: Due to limited language proficiency, students at this level are generally restricted to taking only EAP, physical education, and one mathematics or computer science course.

  • ENG G109:  Intermediate EAP: Listening and Speaking (3 cr) Focuses on academic listening and speaking skills.
  • ENG G110:  Intermediate EAP: Reading, Writing, and Grammar (3 cr) Focuses on academic reading, writing, and grammar.

Level II: At this level, students generally take three EAP classes, but sometimes only one/two plus two freshman-level content courses. Courses requiring extensive reading and writing should be avoided. These courses can be taken over two semesters.  If students are placed in all four courses at this level, they must first complete G111, G114, and G130 before taking G112.  If they are not required to take G130, then they may register for G111, G114, and G112 in the same semester.  The progression of courses should be G111, G114, G130, and then G112.  We do not recommend taking all four courses during the same semester.

  • ENG G111:  Academic English Reading: Perspectives on Culture/Society (3 cr) Focuses on academic reading. Usually must be taken before or concurrently with W130.
  • ENG G114: EAP Grammar (1 cr) Focuses on grammar structures. A co-requisite of G111.
  • ENG G130:  Principles of Composition (3 cr) Same curricular goals as the non-EAP sections, but focusing on the specific language needs of EAP students. Must be taken with or after G111/G114 unless exempted by the EAP program.
  • ENG G112:  Listening and Speaking for Academic Purposes (3 cr) Focuses on academic listening and speaking skills, including understanding lectures, note taking, presentations, group discussions.

Level III: At this level, students are capable of taking a full academic load of classes, although courses should probably be restricted to general, freshman-level courses.

  • ENG G131:  Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (3 cr) Similar curricular goals as W131 for non-EAP students, but focusing on the specific language needs of EAP students. Meets IUPUI graduation requirements for W131.

The complete EAP Advising Guide can be found here.

Important Considerations for EAP courses

ENG G009 and ENG G010 are co-requisites and must be taken together.

ENG G111 and ENG G114 are co-requisites and must be taken together.

ENG G111/G114 and ENG W130 may be taken together (this is encouraged). However, if only one is possible for the semester, it should be ENG G111/G114 first, and then ENG W130 the next semester.

ENG G112 and ENG W131 may be taken together.  However, if only one is possible, it should be ENG G112 first, and then ENG W131, the next semester.

If a student wants to take only one EAP course per semester after ENG G009 & ENG G010 and ENG G111 & G114, the order should be, ENG W130, ENG G112, ENG W131 (EAP section).

If a student needs ENG G111/G114 but does NOT need to take ENG W130 (i.e. a final score of 10), they can take ENG G111/G114 and W131 together.
“G” courses do not require authorization.

EAP sections of ENG W130 and ENG W131 do require authorization from the EAP office. The phone number is 317-274-2188. You must have the specific section number when calling for authorization.

The EAP program has the final say on which classes students are expected to take and in what sequence. Students questioning their placement should be directed to the EAP program office.

The complete EAP Advising Guide can be found here.

Questions about student EAP placements and courses may be directed to:

Melanie Mundy
Sr. Administrative Assistant


Estela Ene
Director, EAP Program

Graduate Course Progression

Most graduate students only take one EAP class at a time if they need both, along with their regular graduate course work, although some will take both classes in one semester.
  • ENG G513- Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3 cr)- Focusing on writing for academic purposes, assignments are given which use materials from the students’ academic disciplines.
  • ENG G520 - Communication Skills for Graduate Students and ITAs (3 cr)—While focusing on the speaking and presentation skills required of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs), this class may also include non-ITAs who need to develop their spoken language skills or wish to have ITA positions in the future. Skills include pronunciation, classroom interaction, presentations, seminar discussions, and basic teaching strategies.

Continuing Education—Community Learning Network

ESL Classes

  • Fundamental in English as a Second Language—If you are a nonnative speaker of English and want to improve your language skills, this is the class for you. This class is designed to help high-beginner and lower-intermediate students develop the basic knowledge and skills needed for daily communication. The main focus will be on listening and speaking, but we will do some reading and writing as well. This course meets two nights per week for eight weeks. This is a noncredit course and you do not need to be admitted into an IUPUI degree program to take this course.

  • Accent Reduction—If you’re a nonnative speaker of English, this course can help you improve your pronunciation. By learning the American style of intonation, rhythm, speech production, resonance, and syllable stress, you can make your speech more understandable, articulate and expressive. This course is open to nonnative speakers of English who are at an intermediate level or above.  This course meets one night per week for eight weeks. This is a noncredit course and you do not need to be admitted into an IUPUI degree program to take this course.

For more information, visit the Community Learning Network.