English Language Learning Center
English Language and Culture Bridge

Courses and Syllabi

  • ELCB Courses

    The courses offered in the English Language and Culture Bridge are highly advanced, with a specific focus on university-level reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

    Courses for Freshmen

    Students at the beginning of their academic careers are usually expected to take courses in Academic Reading and Writing, Basic Writing (English 101), and Classroom Communication. 

    CLBR 086 English Syntax for Writing
    CLBR 087 Academic Reading and Writing
    CLBR 088 Classroom Communication
    ENGL 101 ELCB Basic Writing

    Courses for Transfer and Graduate Students

    Students who transfer to Seattle University during their subsequent years of study, as well as graduate students, are expected to take courses that advance their strategic reading, writing, and academic speaking skills essential for success in the disciplines. In addition, the course work for transfer and graduate students concentrates on the American academic culture and the specific preparation for requirements at Seattle University.

    CLBR 080 Academic Vocabulary and Grammar
    Transfer students with TOEFL scores ranging from 68/520 to 78/547 (inclusive) are required to take the Academic Vocabulary and Grammar course (CLBR 080) before they can enroll in Advanced Academic Writing (CLBR 090)
    CLBR 090 Advanced Academic Writing
    CLBR 091 Advanced Academic Discourse


  • Summer 2014

    Now Enrolling: 

    Summer ELCB for Transfers and Graduates

  • Contact

    English Language Learning Center
    Lynn Building, Room 101 Seattle University
    Seattle, WA 98122