Office of International Programs
and Development

5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4504
Fax: 360-438-4359
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

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ESL course descriptions

Saint Martin’s University's English as a second language (ESL) courses are designed to improve the English language skills of international students for the purpose of matriculating into Saint Martin’s University.

To preview the full description of each course please go to the course catalog page

English as a second language (ESL) courses:

ESL 020, 030 Grammar/writing
ESL 021 Reading skills
ESL 022 Conversation skills
ESL 023 Writing skills
ESL 024 American culture
ESL 025, 035 Grammar
ESL 026 International studies
ESL 027, 037 Pronunciation
ESL 028 American history
ESL 031 English/American literature
ESL 032 Listening/speaking
ESL 033 Writing workshop
ESL 034 Cultures of America
ESL 036 World cultures
ESL 038 History of the Americas
ESL 040, 050 Grammar/writing
ESL 041 Reading skills
ESL 042 Conversation skills
ESL 043 Writing skills
ESL 044 American culture
ESL 045, 055 TOEFL skills and strategy
ESL 046 International studies
ESL 047 English in music and film
ESL 048 American history
ESL 051 English/American literature
ESL 052 Listening/speaking
ESL 053 Writing workshop
ESL 054 Cultures of America
ESL 056 World cultures
ESL 057 American music history
ESL 058 History of the Americas
ESL 060 Grammar/writing
ESL 061 Reading skills
ESL 062 Conversation skills
ESL 063 College writing
ESL 064 American culture
ESL 065, 075 TOEFL skills and strategy
ESL 066 International studies
ESL 067 American music history
ESL 068 American history
ESL 069 College skills
ESL 070 Grammar/writing
ESL 071 English/American literature
ESL 072 Contemporary issues
ESL 073 Writing workshop
ESL 074 Cultures of America
ESL 076 World cultures
ESL 077 English in music and film
ESL 078 History of the Americas
ESL 079 College skills
ESL 080, 090 Grammar/writing
ESL 081 Reading skills
ESL 082 Conversation skills
ESL 083 College writing
ESL 084 American culture
ESL 085, 095 TOEFL skills and strategy
ESL 086 International studies
ESL 088 American history
ESL 089, 099 College skills
ESL 091 English/American literature
ESL 092 Contemporary issues
ESL 093 Writing workshop
ESL 094 Cultures of America
ESL 096 World cultures
ESL 098 History of the Americas

The ESL curriculum is divided into two course subtypes:

  • English language skills
  • Culture-based content

ESL levels one, two, and three will generally be offered both fall and spring semesters.

ESL level four may or may not be offered, depending on enrollment.

No required TOEFL score is necessary for entry into the program, however, it does help with accurate placement of the student if it is available. TOEFL exams are offered at the beginning and end of each semester.

Matriculating ESL students in level four, with a TOEFL score over 480, may take a combination of ESL and regular undergraduate courses. Students with scores of 525 on the institutional paper- based TOEFL and above, are eligible for full-time undergraduate study at Saint Martin’s.