English as a Foreign Language (ENFL) courses offer elective credits for international
students who have been admitted to the University. These courses are designed
to provide additional help in composition, reading, and general study skills
Placement. Placement in these courses is based on the results of the
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) section scores, the Test of Written
English (TWE), and/or other standardized English proficiency exams, which are
given to new students during their orientation. Those required to take any ENFL
course(s) must successfully complete the course(s) before they will be allowed
to continue their academic program.
Credit. Elective credit for ENFL courses is granted only for a grade
of "C" or better. Students who make a "D" will receive a
grade of "NC" (no credit) and must repeat the course. A student who
receives an "F" must also repeat the course if eligible to enroll.
The Pass/No Credit grading option is not permitted for ENFL courses.
Foreign language requirement. Students who are not native speakers of
English may satisfy the foreign language requirement for the B.A. or B.S. degree
by submitting to the director of Intensive English a score of at least 600 on
the paper TOEFL (or the equivalent on the computerized TOEFL) and at least 5.0
on the TWE. An oral interview may also be required. No academic credit is granted
on this basis, but the requirement to take six hours of foreign language at
the 20000 level is waived. (The TOEFL and TWE are offered several times annually
at TCU. See Academic Services and Opportunities section on "Intensive English
The following is a complete list of courses offered
by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which
courses are being taught this semester.
Courses of Instruction
10003 READING/STUDY SKILLS. A course designed to introduce and reinforce
the reading and study skills necessary for success in the U.S. university.
10103 INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION SKILLS. Introduction to the major rhetorical
modes and practice in writing various types of paragraphs. The TWE is required
as a final exam.
10113 ADVANCED COMPOSITION SKILLS. A composition/readings course designed
to prepare advanced ESL students for freshman composition and to further develop
the language and research report skills required by other courses. The TWE is
required as a final exam.