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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 efs@stanford.edu 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:

        listening  
        speaking  
        writing 
        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 3-unit courses, meeting twice a week for 75 minutes (with the exception of 693B, which meets just once a week). However, during the academic year, they may 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 693R Graduate Reading and Vocabulary Development

EFS 695A Pronunciation and Intonation

EFS 697 Writing Fundamentals

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 694 English for Business, Industry, and Professional Life

EFS 695B Advanced Pronunciation and Intonation

EFS 696 Understanding American Humor

EFS 698B Advanced Graduate Writing

EFS 698C Writing and Presenting Research

Courses for Teacher Preparation (listed under Linguistics Department):

LING 90 Teaching Spoken English

LING 191/291 Linguistics and the Teaching of ESL/EFL