Courses and Syllabi

Important Announcement Regarding the ELLC

The English Language Learning Center (ELLC) will be undergoing restructuring as of the 2019-2020 academic year, so information on the current website may be outdated.  We hope to be able to provide updated information soon.

For specific questions on ELCB requirements or ELLC tutoring, please contact Jason Reynolds at

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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. 

ELCB 0860 English Syntax for Writing
ELCB 0870 Academic Reading and Writing
ELCB 0880 Academic Oral Skills
ENGL 1010 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.  

ELCB 0800 * Academic Vocabulary and Grammar
ELCB 0900 Advanced Academic Writing
ELCB 0910 Advanced Academic Oral Skills

*Transfer students with TOEFL scores ranging from 68 / 520 to 78 / 547 (inclusive) are required to take the Academic Vocabulary and Grammar Course (ELCB-0800) before they can enroll in Advanced Academic Writing (ELCB-0900)