General English Evening Course is a part-time English as a Second Language
class. The focus is on speaking and listening
skills, but reading and writing may be included. The course is open
to members of the university (students, faculty and staff) as well as
to members of the general community, and is typically offered each term (Fall, Spring and Summer).
This course is intended for high intermediate or advanced learners of
English (at least 52 on the iBT TOEFL, 470 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 120 on the computer-based
Dates (Spring 2017, university term 2174):
- January 17 - April 11 (no classes March 7 or March 9)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.
- $925 plus application fee and required university fees
- University of Pittsburgh
faculty scholarships may be available for eligible full-time faculty and research
associates and their husbands and wives. For more information about faculty scholarships, please contact the Office of Faculty Records at 412-624-4232 or visit their office in G-39 in the Cathedral of Learning.
Application deadline: January 12
- January 14 from 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm.
- Reserve a test
date by calling (412) 624-5901 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fill out the
ELI application form (click the appropriate format to download the application:
format or web
format) and check the Evening Classes line in Section A.
the form to the ELI office with a check for $375 ($75 for application and $300 for deposit; both fees are nonrefundable).
- Students must take the ELI's placement test to ensure that the course
is appropriate to their level of Proficiency.
Evening Course is not usually open to students on an F-1 visa from the
- Improve English
speaking and listening skills
- Use reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation work to improve speaking and listening skills
- Practice general English language skills applicable to everyday, work,
and academic settings
- Explore culture relevant to improving the language skills that are the focus of the course
goals will be achieved through the following activiites:
- Studying and completing exercies and practice in the textbook
- Listening to and studying video clips and radio reports
- Keeping a listening log
- Delivering oral presentations
- Reviewing problem areas in pronunciation
- Doing short pieces of writing and grammar exercises as needed
- Participating actively in every class
- This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis, but you will receive feedback on your speeches and listening comprehension activities.
- Participation and
attendance are extremely important. You cannot improve if you do not
attend and participate. If you miss class, you are responsible for finding
out what the assignment is and preparing it for the next class. If you miss
more than 4 classes (there are no excused absences), you will not receive a certificate.