Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts

English for Academic Purposes

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About the Program

The English for Academic Purposes program prepares international students for university study in the American liberal arts university setting. This academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills needed to succeed at Drew through the development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, critical thinking and academic study skills.

After completing this intensive program, successful students will be able to:

  • Interact comfortably in the US classroom with professors and fellow students;
  • Understand US values in an academic setting;
  • Present their spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English;
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references;
  • Use the internet and Drew library databases to conduct academic research;
  • Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts;
  • Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines.
  • Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations.


Academic Director: Susan Beddes

Insturctors: Keeley Thornton, Anna Maclachlan, Robert Maclachlan, Jennifer Ostrega, Gary Sasala


Academic English

Students in the Academic English program study intensive English language coursework to prepare for study in a U.S. university.  Academic English students take courses in:  Writing and Grammar; Reading and Vocabulary; Listening and Speaking; and Special Topics.  Placement in Academic English courses is based on a proficiency assessment administered by program faculty upon arrival.

Undergraduate Pathway

INTO New York at Drew’s Pathway programs combine intensive language study, academic skills development and academic coursework in a program designed to move students successfully through the first two years of their four-year degree program.  Placement in appropriate EAP courses as part of the Pathway program is based on a proficiency assessment administered by program faculty at the beginning of the program.


    Special Program Requirements

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