English Language Learning


ELL Class Dates/Terms Correlate with Southeastern's Academic Calendar.


For-Credit Students on F1 Visa (on Campus)


Students taking EGIS courses for university credit must be admitted to the university. To apply to the university you may submit the online application and pay the $20 application fee.

Non-Credit F1 Visa Students

20 hours per week of class instruction and computer-aided instruction through Ellis Program.


Non-Credit Students not on F1 Visa

Individualized Instructional Plan will be created to meet student needs based on their personal language proficiency-level, availability for lecture, and/or hours available for Ellis Program.


Course Components

  • Students will attend 2-3 lectures per week.

  • Group conversation sessions.

  • Power-point presentations on grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling

  • U.S. Cultural Lessons.

  • TOEFL Pre-Test (administered online, or paper-based by mail)


Students should also visit Southeastern's English as a Second Language (ESL) page:



For registration information

Amber Brown
Director of International Services, Southeastern Louisiana University

North Campus, Main Building, Room 117
SLU 10752
Hammond, LA 70402-0858

Tel: 985-549-2360
Fax: 985-549-5882

Email: Amber.Brown@southeastern.edu
Website: http://www.selu.edu/international




Before beginning work on the computers and with the Instructor, students take a placement exam to determine their level of English proficiency. They will begin at that level and progress at their own pace during the eight week term. Students cover one level per term.



97. English Grammar and Conversation

Credit 3 hours. An intensive elementary-intermediate level English language course for students whose native language is not English. This course is designed to prepare students for entry into the required English sequence. The approach is communicative, involving grammar study, oral exercises, dialogues, and role playing. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are developed. This course is not accepted for credit toward graduation. Students will be graded on the basis of Pass (P) or Unsatisfactory (U).


98. Reading

Credit 3 hours.This is a reading course designed to help develop comprehension skills in English, including identification, differentiation, and sequencing of main ideas, supporting ideas and details. Particular stress is given to imparting strategies that enable students to understand the overall meaning of an authentic text even when they are unfamiliar with some of the works and structures. An important goal for the students in the course is to transfer the reading skills they already have in their native language to reading in English. This course is no accepted for credit toward graduation, students will be graded on the basis of Pass (P) or Unsatisfactory (U)


107. Introduction to Academic Writing

Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: A grade of P in EGIS 98 or permission of the Department Head. Designed to help non-native speakers improve writing skills. Concentrates on interdisciplinary writing practice and vocabulary study to prepare students for freshman composition, and other college courses.


108. Advanced Grammar and TOEFL Preparation

Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of EGIS 107 or permission of the Department Head. Advanced grammar review and listening skills development for foreign graduate and undergraduate students who must pass the TOEFL


English Language Resource Center


Dr. Claudia Salcedo with ELL students



                Rebeca Salcedo helping ESL students      Rebeca Salcedo teaching in the ELRC



The English Language Resource Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

The center has 18 student stations with Dell computers, headsets and microphones where students work on award winning software such as ELLIS and TellMeMore to improve their proficiency in English. Students' work is saved as they progress through the program so the instructor can review their work.

The lab is equipped with a ReLANpro Multimedia Lab which allows teachers to guide the educational material viewed or place students in speaking pairs or groups.


For program information

Danielle Perez de Corcho, Instructor
Tel: 985-549-5924
Fax: 985-549-3088
Email: Danielle.PerezDeCorcho@southeastern.edu


For placement testing

Foreign Language Resource Center
D. Vickers Hall, Rm 211
Tel: 985-549-2291
Email: flrc@southeastern.edu


For more information

Dept. of Languages and Communication
D. Vickers Hall, Rm 219
SLU Box 10719
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2105
Fax: 985-549-3088
Email: langcomm@southeastern.edu