English Proficiency in the Classroom

A student’s ability to speak English with clear pronunciation is an important part of a university education. It is assumed that the graduate or professional student’s spoken English will be at a high enough level to communicate and participate completely in classes. If, while in classes, it is determined that the student’s ability to communicate orally and write in English is below the necessary standard, an instructor may refer him/her to the department chair, who may require him/her to enroll in a noncredit program at the student’s expense. This program is designed to enable the student to raise his/her English communication ability.