Administered by the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
Professor Leonard, Chairperson
Dr. Greaney, Director
The English Language Program is designed for students whose native language is not English. Its purpose is to bring non-English speaking students to college-level proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English. It is an accelerated program providing intensive study on a full-time basis. Students who are accepted into a degree-granting program may earn up to 12 semester hours of liberal arts credit. The Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by completing those intermediate (Level II: ELP 25) and advanced (Level III: ELP 31, 35, 36) courses in the program which are designated for degree credit.
Students will be accepted into degree-granting programs upon the successful completion of the following requirements:
- ELP courses as required, based upon the Hofstra ELP Placement Examination and the student’s progress;
- completion of at least four University courses including WSC 1 and any one course from the social sciences.
Students not admitted to a degree program are not eligible to take courses other than the English Language Program courses.
For further information, contact the Admissions Office, Admissions Center, or the Director of the English Language Program.
Level I, Introductory Intensive English: an accelerated program providing intensive instruction and practice in reading, writing and speaking English for students whose native language is not English. Level I consists of two components: 1) Reading and Writing; 2) Conversation and Language Laboratory. Each component is based on a grammatical syllabus. No degree credit.
Level II, Intermediate Intensive English: an intermediate level program providing intensive instruction and practice in reading, writing and speaking English for students whose native language is not English. Prerequisites: Completion of ELP Level I and/or the appropriate satisfactory score on the Hofstra ELP Placement Examination.
Level III, Advanced Intensive English: An intensive program providing instruction and practice in written and spoken English for students whose native language is not English. Prerequisite: Completion of ELP Level II and/or the appropriate satisfactory score on the Hofstra ELP Placement Examination.