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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language

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3110 Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language  

Sara Weigle, Chair

Sharon Cavusgil, English Language Support Program Director

John Bunting, IEP Director

The English Language Support Program provides credit-bearing courses for bilingual/non-native speakers of English at the undergraduate level, including sections of ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and SCOM 1000. These courses are for both international students and resident bilingual/bicultural students. For more information, see “ESL Program” at

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-credit program designed to prepare students with the language and study skills necessary for successful academic work in American colleges and universities. Classes are offered at advanced beginning, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced levels in the following areas: structure/composition, reading/listening, academic writing, extensive reading, and oral communication.

Students are admitted to the IEP through the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL and not through regular Georgia State admission procedures. For information and/or application forms, contact: Intensive English Program, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4099, Atlanta, GA 30302-4099, or at

Admission to the Intensive English Program does not constitute regular admission to a degree-granting program of Georgia State or of any other branch of the University System of Georgia. Students who wish to take degree work at the university must complete the student application appropriate for the desired program, submit all credentials, and receive an official decision from the Office of Admissions or Office of Graduate Services.

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