Basics of this free, open online English course.

You should self-enroll in this course at  

The form below is a way to start the course if you have difficulty enrolling at the link above.  The course starts on January 23, 2013.  If you want a less intense course, participate in our Social Game at This game is on-going.

This project-based, integrated skill course offers a foundation in all the modalities of English (writing, speaking, reading, listening) and aspects (vocabulary, grammar, and socialization). The course is organized around projects typical to university life which require a range of linguistic skills: 1)Class discussions, 2)Plagiarism/collaboration/citation, 3) Participating in class, 4) Conference/classroom presentations, 5)Writing emails/reports/simple research papers, 6)Starting and maintaining conversations, 7)Identifying discipline-specific terminology and practices, 8)Professional relationships, 9) Speed/thorough reading, and 10) Academic testing strategies.

Outcomes of the course

At the end of this course, you will have the material to build an English Language Passport.  This will help you identify areas for improvement and the courses/resources that you need to be successful at Tulane University. 

How to do the course

YOU MUST ENROLL AT to participate in future lessons and discussions.

1)Watch the videos from each lesson.

2)Do the assignments, and post them on the blog.

3)Comment, like, and evaluate your new classmates blog posts.

4)Improve your posts and repost them until you demonstrated the highest level of proficiency that you can.

5)Identify resources that you need to be able to make your postings like the ELP targets.

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 If the video does not load, please watch via Youtube or download a .wmv player.

When you are done you can enter your thoughts as comments on

Be sure to like your classmates contributions if you find them particularly insightful.  The best rated contributions will move to the top of the list

Enter your family name.

Click the sessions you will attend each week.
Check the school or college in which you work or study. Undergraduates should enter Newcomb-Tulane.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000