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EFS Academic Year Courses

EFS Course Overview and Guidelines

The following EFS courses are intended for matriculated Stanford graduate students and are for academic credit. Stanford undergraduates may take certain of our courses for credit with permission: contact to make the request. Auditing is not allowed, and we cannot accept visiting students during the academic year (September-June). Please consult the Summer Programs section of this website for information on courses available to visitors.

If you are a matriculated Stanford student and would like guidance on which of the EFS courses listed below might be best for you, click on the following links:

        TA training

English Courses for International Students

EFS courses confer academic credit and all are graded on a Satisfactory (S)/No Credit (NC) basis. Note that these are mostly 3-unit courses, meeting either twice per week for 90 minutes each or once per week for 120 minutes. However, during the academic year, they may usually be taken for 1, 2, or 3 units. Only the 3-unit option is available in summer. Note that reduction of units does not lessen the amount of time students are expected to attend class or the amount of work expected from students.

Entry to Graduate Study:

EFS 690A Interacting in English

EFS 690B Academic Discussion

EFS 693A Listening Comprehension

EFS 693B Advanced Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary

EFS 695A Pronunciation and Intonation

EFS 697 Gateway to Graduate Writing

EFS 698A Writing Academic English

Advanced Academic & Professional Development:

EFS 690C Advanced Interacting in English

EFS 691 Oral Presentation

EFS 692 Speaking and Teaching in English

EFS 698B Advanced Graduate Writing

Online and Tutorial Courses:

EFS 699W Advanced Writing Projects

EFS 703 Online Coaching: Accent Reduction

Courses for Teacher Preparation (listed under Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages):

DLCL 298: Preparing to Teach English as a Second Language