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University of Washington English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)for Undergraduate and Graduate Students at SEATTLE campus

what is the uw english language proficiency requirement for undergraduate students
What is the UW English Language Proficiency Requirement for Undergraduate Students?

Allnew freshmen and transfer students must

satisfy an English language proficiency

requirement upon enrolling at the UW Seattle

campus.

http://depts.washington.edu/registra/students/elr/

satisfying the elpr undergraduates
SATISFYING THE ELPRUNDERGRADUATES
  • Minimum standardized test score
  • Qualifying AA degree from a Washington Community College
  • Successful completion of the UW Intensive English Program
what is the uw english language proficiency requirement for graduate students
What is the UW English Language Proficiency Requirement for Graduate Students?

Proficiency in English is required for

graduate study at UW. Therefore, every

applicant whose native language is not

English must demonstrate […]

proficiency.

http://www.grad.washington.edu/Acad/gsmemos/gsmemo08.htm

satisfying the elpr graduates
SATISFYING THE ELPR GRADUATES
  • Minimum standardized test score
  • Bachelor’s degree from an English speaking institution
  • Successful completion of the UW Intensive English Program
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SATISFYING THE GRADUATE

ELPR by test score

if an undergraduate student has not satisfied the requirement
IF an undergraduate student has not satisfied the requirement…
  • Do the DELNA!
    • Takes 30 minutes
    • Should be taken on first day of A&O
    • Or in test center in Schmitz (by appointment)
    • Costs $20
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Pass the DELNA…

… consider the requirement satisfied.

fail the delna
Fail the DELNA…
  • EITHER attend mandatory advising

(no ESL in high-school)

  • OR register for AEP course

(had ESL in high-school)

Students are free to register for other classes.

register for which aep course
Register for which AEP course?
  • Determined by standardized test score indicated on 306 or student’s MYUW

If no standardized test score: AEP placement test

pre test to confirm placement
Pre-test to Confirm Placement
  • Pre-test on day 1
    • Integrated reading and writing assignment for 101, 102 and 103
    • 15 minute video lecture with short answer questions for 104
aep courses
AEP COURSES
  • ENGL 101 is a two-hour, 10 credit course. Students enrolled in 101 are NOT allowed to register for more than 18 credits.
  • ENGL 102, 103, 104 are one-hour, 5 credit courses.
  • ENGL 102 & 103 carry graduation credit!
new aep curriculum
NEW AEP CURRICULUM!

English 101: Writing from Sources I

  • First of three reading/writing courses.
  • Academic readings from different disciplines provide opportunities for noticing vocabulary and grammar.
  • Students write short responses to questions related to the readings.
  • Focus is on sentence-level structure and lexis.
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NEW AEP CURRICULUM!

English 102: Writing from Sources II

  • Second of three reading/writing courses.
  • Students develop paragraph-level responses to academic readings.
  • Academic readings are analyzed and various rhetorical styles are practiced to improve organization and competence in writing.
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NEW AEP CURRICULUM!

English 103: Writing from Sources III

  • Last of three reading/writing courses.
  • Students learn and practice reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies needed to develop researched, organized, and correctly documented papers using academic sources.
  • Students are introduced to library research skills for finding a variety of sources.
linked english 103 and english 131
Linked English 103 and English 131

These linked courses are:

  • available to students who have both an English 103 and an English 131 requirement,
  • designed to support the reading and writing coursework requirements of English 131.

English 103 will:

  • help increase students' academic grammar and vocabulary proficiency in reading and writing,
  • improve students' academic writing skills with a focus on critical thinking, integration of reading and writing, and common rhetorical patterns that are covered in 131.

*Add codes for the linked courses are available from Dina Johnson at dinajohn@u.washington.edu. In Autumn 09, English 131, section A5 meets MTWTh from 9:30-10:20.

old aep passing criteria
OLD AEP PASSING CRITERIA

In order to pass the course, students must

receive a score of at least 70% on the final

exam.

new aep passing criteria under a support model
NEW AEP PASSING CRITERIA under a support model
  • Passing is based on completion of 70% of the assigned work at an acceptable level.
  • Students are expected to practice the skills and strategies taught in this course at an acceptable level, but they are not required to demonstrate mastery.
  • Assigned work may include reading assignments, short writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.
need more information
Need more information?
  • English Language Programs
  • Amy Renehan, Campus Programs Specialist
  • Dina Johnson, AEP Advisor
  • UW Tower, 13th floor, Box 359450
  • Seattle WA 98195-9450
  • Telephone: 206-543-6242
  • Email: uwelp@u.washington.edu
  • Web: http://aep.washington.edu
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Virjean Edwards, Associate Registrar
  • Dana Hawkins, Advisor Residency & ESL Advising and Administration
  • (English Proficiency Requirement)
  • 264 Schmitz Hall Box 355835
  • Seattle, WA 98195-5835
  • Telephone: 206-543-3290
  • Email: vedwards@u.washington.edu
  • Web: http://depts.washington.edu/registra/students/elr/
  • Testing Center
  • (DELNA, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, AEP Placement Test)
  • 440 Schmitz Hall Box 355837
  • Seattle, WA 98195-5837
  • Telephone 206.543.1170
  • Web: http://www.washington.edu/oea/services/testing_center/index.html