English Language Resources

Many students at Georgia State University speak English as a second (2nd), third (3rd) or fourth (4th) language. They come from all over the world or from right here in the U.S. However, English is the medium of instruction in all courses, except foreign language classes.  The goals, needs and challenges of these students are different. The following resources are available to help you succeed.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP is an accredited, intensive, non-credit program designed for non-native speakers who want to develop the language and cultural competence  necessary to make success at an American university an achievable goal.

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Credit Program

This program offers selected courses at Georgia State for credit. It is available to students who are already enrolled in a Georgia State degree program. Instruction in these courses is designed for bi-lingual or non-native speakers of English.

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Tutoring for IEP and ESL Students

Tutoring is available to IEP students and all Georgia State students whose first language is not English. An appointment is required. These services are provided by Graduate Students in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL.

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Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP)

GSTEP is an English proficiency exam for future or current university level students whose native language is not English. The exam is administered by the Department of Applied Linguistics and required by some academic departments.

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