ESL (English as Second Language)

Hannibal-LaGrange University offers one semester of ESL courses for students who score a minimum of 40 on the TOEFL iBT. Students scoring 70 or above on the TOEFL iBT may qualify for standard university classes.

ESL classes are designed to prepare students with a basic knowledge of English for success in further university study. The courses offered are:

  • American Culture: Introduces international students to US and Missouri culture, history, and government with a focus on preparation for further studies.
  • English Conversation: Provides practice in conversation skills including speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, and American idioms.
  • Reading and Writing: Focuses on development of reading comprehension and basic writing skills.
  • English Fundamentals: Introduces students to standard written English. Focuses on basic sentence structure and paragraph writing, with attention being given to spelling and vocabulary building.

Please contact us for more information about our ESL classes.