English Language Programs
English Language Programs
Ohio Northern University
Telephone: 01 419 772-1016
FAX: 01 419 772-1013
English Language Programs serves the needs of second language English learners at Ohio Northern University. The focus of ELP is language learners seeking English proficiency for the purpose of successful academic study at a high quality, American university with both U.S. and international faculty.
the ELP Mission:
The primary task of Ohio Northern's English Language Programs (ELP) is to serve the needs of the English learner on campus. Its central mission is academic English preparation for students beginning degree study at ONU. English language preparation at ONU is delivered through two core programs, each designed to target a specific need.
The International Scholar Transition Program (ISTP) is designed for students with mature English skills who need extra support to meet the high academic standards of the university. The Intensive English Program (IEP) serves students with lower competencies in English who need assistance in mastering basic skills in using the language.
The International Scholar Transition Program students are most often fully admitted to university study and are beginning academic course work. Occassionaly, students completet preparatory (post IEP but pre-degree) English studies via ISTP without admissiion to a degree program. Applicants to the program must have an iBT (TOEFL) score not lower than 50 or an IELTS score not lower than 5.0. Section scores for each test must be in similar ranges. The Transition program is generally one year of study and ISTP students complete 12-15 credits in their degree program. They matriculate into full academic study upon successful completion of ISTP and a score of 62 on the iBT or 500 on the ITP (Institutional TOEFL).
Intensive English Program students are conditionally admitted to their degree program and cannot begin academic study until they have successfully completed the IEP. Their level upon entering the IEP is determined by a placement test upon arrival. The program follows with successful completion of each subsequent level. The six levels of the program -- each level is seven weeks long -- can generally be completed in a full year of study including a summer term, after which the students enter the Bridigng and College Composition Program and begin academic study.
While the major focus of English Langauige Programs is preparation for academic study, the department also participates in and leads special English programs such as language camps and on-campus activities for international and domestic students alike.