Maryville ESL Program

Maryville University is a student-centered campus where globalization is always a top priority. Globalizing the campus is an important part of our university’s mission, with its emphasis on developing a more heterogeneous campus where people of diverse cultures, ethnicity and ages are understood and valued.

Maryville University is tucked away in the heart of the suburbs on a 130-acre campus where natural beauty abounds. It’s difficult not to be inspired by the rolling hills, wooded areas, creeks, two lakes and miles of walking trails. At Maryville, academic excellence is our highest priority. Our enrollment of approximately 3,400 students includes 1,800 undergraduates, 1,000 Weekend & Evening College students and 600 graduate students.

The Maryville University English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program provides non-native English speakers with intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to prepare them for academic coursework at Maryville University.  Students will study courses intended to improve their listening, speaking, vocabulary development, English conversation, reading, and writing skills to prepare them for Maryville University academic courses.

Attention is given to improving the skills needed to succeed in an American college classroom.  These skills include: test taking skills, note taking skills, vocabulary development, academic research and writing research papers, grammar, and listening comprehension focused on academic lectures.

There are three levels of English instruction in the Maryville English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program. To determine a student’s English level, all new students must take the paper-based institutional TOEFL exam during the International Student Orientation.

English for Academic Purposes (ESL) Levels

  • Level I
    • Pre-Intermediate
  • Level II
    • Intermediate
  • Level III
    • Advanced