General English Evening Course is a noncredit English as a Second Language
class for part-time students. The focus is on speaking and listening
skills, but reading and writing may be included. The course is open
to members of the university (students, faculty and staff) as well as
to members of the general community, and is typically offered each term (Fall, Spring and Summer).
This course is intended for high intermediate or advanced learners of
English (at least 52 on the iBT TOEFL, 470 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 120 on the computer-based
Dates (Spring 2014, university term 2144):
January 14 - April 8 (Click
here for ELI Calendar) (no classes March 11 or 13)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Tuition: $870, plus application fee and required university fees
University of Pittsburgh
faculty scholarships may be available for eligible full-time faculty and research
associates and their husbands and wives. For more information about faculty scholarships, please contact the Office of Faculty Records at 412-624-4232 or visit their office in G-39 in the Cathedral of Learning.
Application deadline: January 8, 2014
January 9 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Reserve a test
date by calling (412) 624-5901 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Fill out the
ELI application form (click the appropriate format to download the application:
format) and check the Evening Classes line in Section A. Return
the form to the ELI office with a check for $375 ($75 for application and $300 for deposit; both fees are nonrefundable).
2. Students must take the ELI's placement test to ensure that the course
is appropriate to their level of Proficiency.
Evening Course is not usually open to students on an F-1 visa from the
Text: Northstar Listening & Speaking 5, Third Edition (The textbook is available from The University Store on Fifth.)
75% listening comprehension, speaking, writing, reading comprehension,
pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, in-class work, and homework
25% attendance and participation
attendance are extremely important. You cannot improve if you do not
attend and participate. If you miss class, you are responsible for finding
out what the assignment is and preparing it for the next class. If you miss
more than 4 classes (there are no excused absences), you will not receive a certificate.