Courses for UT Undergraduate Students

We offer classes in English listening/speaking and writing for undergraduate students who are non-native speakers of English.


These courses are primarily designed for international undergraduate students who are at UT for a semester or year on a reciprocal exchange program. Placement testing is required.

ESL 501S: English Language Speaking

Fall 2024 (65360)
MWF 2:00 - 3:30PM

This course focuses on improving listening and speaking through activities such as note-taking, conversation practice, and participating in discussions. Emphasis is on speaking in a variety of contexts; developing appropriate pronunciation, pitch, rhythm, and stress; increasing fluency; and expanding spoken vocabulary.

ESL 501W: English Language Writing

Fall 2024 (65365)
MWF 9:00 - 10:30AM

This course focuses on improving writing skills by increasing writing fluency and accuracy at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels. Emphasis is on structure, organization, and development of ideas.


These courses are taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. They count as 5 credit hours for purposes of full-time enrollment but do not fulfill UT degree requirements. They typically fulfill home university requirements for students on a reciprocal exchange program.


Registration for these courses is done online. Once students register, they will receive an email with placement testing details. Students can register for these courses until the 12th class day, as long as space permits. Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters only.

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