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English Composition Classes for International and Multilingual Students

Overview

The English Language Center offers freshman composition classes which are specifically designed for international and multilingual students.

International and multilingual students can take ENG 113 and ENG 114 as an alternative route to satisfy the General Education requirement in English. ENG 113 is equivalent to ENG 101 and ENG 114 is equivalent to ENG 102.

Admission and Placement

ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F, and ENG 114 students must apply through UNLV Admissions. Students are placed in ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F based on their official English language proficiency test score.

English Composition Placement for Non-native Speakers of English at the English Language Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Students place into classes based on standardized English language test scores.

To place into ENG 113E/F, equivalent to ENG 101 E/F, a student needs to score any of the following:

  •  1 - 17 ACT/ENGL
  • 200 - 490 SAT CriticalReading (CREAD)
  •  200 - 470 SAT Evidence-BasedReading &Writing (ERWS)
  • 1 AP Composition Exams*
  • Overall 46 and 18 Writing TOEFL iBT
  • Overall 70 and 35 Writing MTELP** 
  • Overall 5.5 and 5.5 Writing IELTS
  • Level 6 Writing C ESL Bridge 
  • Overall 40 Pearson English Language Test Academic

To place into ENG 113, equivalent to ENG 101, a student needs to score any of the following:

  •  18 - 29 ACT/ENGL
  • 500 - 670 SAT CriticalReading (CREAD)
  •  480 - 650 SAT Evidence-BasedReading &Writing (ERWS)
  • 2 AP Composition Exams*
  • Overall 61 and 21 Writing TOEFL iBT
  • 40 Writing MTELP** 
  • Overall 6.0 and 6 Writing IELTS
  • Level 6 Writing B ESL Bridge 
  • Overall 44 Pearson English Language Test Academic

To place into ENG 114, an equivalent to ENG 102, a student needs to score any of the following:

  •  30 - 36 ACT/ENGL
  • 680 - 800 SAT CriticalReading (CREAD)
  •  660 - 800 SAT Evidence-BasedReading &Writing (ERWS)
  • 3-5 AP Composition Exams*
  • Overall 80 and 21 Writing TOEFL iBT
  • Overall 81 and 40 Writing MTELP** 
  • Overall 6.5. and 6 Writing IELTS
  • Overall 58 Pearson English Language Test Academic

*Advanced Placement is a program offered by the CollegeBoard that enables students to earn college-level credits and/or advanced placement whiledoing high school coursework. The final score is on a five-point scale. Students should take the English Language & Composition topic.**

The full MTELP is required for students who do not have any test scores and have not graduated from a high school in an English-speaking country.**

The MTELP Writing only is required for students who are green card holders or U.S. citizens who have graduated from a highs school in an English- speaking country.

Transfer of credits is determined by UNLV’s Office of Admissions. Credits from regionallyaccredited institutions will be transferred. After admission, academic advisors can submit a course evaluation request through TES. Credits from non-US postsecondary institutions recognized by a country’s Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution will be considered for credit transfer. After admission, academic advisors can send a course evaluation request to the ELC Director at marieta.simeonovapissarro@unlv.edu

Course Descriptions:

ENG 113E/F Composition I for International Students Extended (6cr.) is a two-partsequence completed in one semester.

ENG 113E focuses on instruction in narrative, descriptive, expository writing for Non Native Speakers (NNS) students better served with a two-semester format for mastering academic writing.

ENG 113F focuses on the thesis driven essay. Following successful completion of ENG 113F, students may register for ENG 114.

ENG 113 Composition I for International Students (3cr.) is designed for non-native speakersof English to develop fluency and confidence in writing by extensive practice in the narrative, descriptive, and expository modes of discourse.

ENG 114 Composition II for International Students (3cr.) is a continuation of ENG 113 and ENG 113E/F with emphasis on critical thinking and practice in persuasive discourse.

General Education Requirements: ENG 113/ENG 113E&F and ENG 114 fulfill the UNLV requirement for 6 credits of English Composition.

For more information, contact the English Language Center in person on the fifth floor of Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) room 543, by phone at 702-895-3925 or by email at elc@unlv.edu.

Registration and Classes

Students register for ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F, and ENG 114 in MyUNLV with permission from the English Language Center Director.

Classes

  • ENG 113 - Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
  • ENG 113E - Composition I for International and Multilingual Students Extended I
  • ENG 113F - Composition I for International and Multilingual Students Extended II
  • ENG 114 - Composition II for International and Multilingual Students

Class Descriptions

To search for class descriptions, follow the link to the catalog, select the correct course prefix and input the course number.

Cost

The ENG 113, ENG 113 E and F, and ENG 114 cost can be calculated using the official Tuition Estimator.

For additional information, please visit UNLV College Costs.