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English Language Program Student Handbook 803 North Bank Center Phone 810 4245395 Fax 810 4245398 umflint.eduinternationalelp

Welcome to the English Language Program On behalf of the English Language Program ELP, we would like to welcome you to the University of MichiganFlint. The goal of the ELP is to provide highly effective English language instruction and academic preparation for students seeking admission to the University of Michigan Flint degree programs and those who wish to improve their English proficiency for professional or personal reasons. A great deal of your success at the University of Michigan Flint d

MISSION In order to meet the personal goals of students seeking admission to the University of Michigan Flint degree programs as well as to those who wish to improve their overall English proficiency, the ELP is dedicated to providing them with highly effective English language instruction, academic preparation, and cultural immersion. ADMISSIONS The English Language Program ELP is for students with no English proficiency score or a proficiency score below admission requirements. Conditional ad

Placement Students who do not meet the University of MichiganFlints language proficiency requirement are enrolled in the ELP and take the English Placement Test EPT during orientation or on specified testing dates. The EPT measures students levels of reading and listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Incoming students are placed into the appropriate level class based on the results of the placement test and an oral proficiency interview. Level Promotion Students advance in le

The academic coordinator and teachers will review the students placement test and other relevant information. Further diagnostic testing may be conducted if necessary. The ELP staff will make its decision within one week of the review. All decisions are final. 5

Registration and Fees Returning student registration forms are prefilled and signed by students and teachers on the first day of the term. The academic coordinator submits registration forms to the Office of the Registrar by the 8th day of classes. Once registered, all course related information and fees appear on the University Student Information System SIS. All students must be registered by the 10th day of the term or they may not attend classes. Tuition and university fees must be paid by t

CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS Course Descriptions ELP 011 Listening Speaking I The purpose of this course is to prepare students to interact with classmates and teachers. Students will develop foundational listening and speaking skills necessary for further study in English including the ability to express themselves in daily life situations and comprehend short spoken passages. An emphasis on pronunciation will assist students in delivering short presentations on familiar topics. This level will foc

concepts studied in class and improve students overall communication ability. ELP 041 Listening Speaking IV The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be active listeners and effective speakers in academic classes. This includes developing listening skills to comprehend longer spoken passages, make inferences, organize and synthesize information, and learn effective notetaking skills to be successful in an academic lecture course. This course also develops speaking skills to incorpora

ELP 012 Reading Writing I This course introduces students to the basic reading skills and strategies necessary to develop reading comprehension and fluency. Supplemental extensive reading or a class novel may be used. Students also learn rudimentary writing skills and become familiar with the writing process in English. Fundamental grammar and syntax of English is taught through identification and usage in the context of reading and writing. Vocabulary development is focused on language for dai

Through the use of technology and textbooks, students learn about and compare the different aspects of American culture with their own. ELP 042 Reading Writing IV This course helps students transition their reading and writing skills and strategies from an introduction to academiclike material to academiclevel material. Extensive reading or a class novel establishes the foundation for experiential learning. Vocabulary development is focused on the Academic Word List which is incorporated in the

vers the different aspects and expectations of university courses and Extensive Reading The extensive reading component of the reading courses is very important for language development. The purpose of this program is to develop the desire to read in English for pleasure, for information, and for general understanding of the written word in English. This activity promotes reading for enjoyment as well as increases reading speed, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Students read as many texts

dents must register for the exam by the designated deadline. Registration information can be found on the ELP website. Academic Credit The ELP is designed to improve students English proficiency level to satisfy the University proficiency requirement. The ELP courses do not have credit value that can transfer to institutes of higher education including the University of Michigan Flint. However, students may contact the English Language Program office to request an Official transcript of enrollme

course materials, policies, and course outline as necessary throughout the term. Students will be informed of any changes made to the syllabus or course expectations. University of MichiganFlint Academic Policy Academic Standing Each term, all English Language Program ELP students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a C 2.0 for each course to be considered in good academic standing. Students who fail to maintain a C 2.0 average are considered academically deficient. All st

The ELP uses three types of actions Warning, UporOut, and Dismissal. Warning Warnings are issued to students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 for the first time, but does not drop severely enough to warrant dismissal. There is no automatic term of a warning. A significant gradepoint deficiency can result in dismissal from the University without a previous warning. Students are informed in writing of their academic warning status. UporOut When a student on previous warning fa

Grades Grading Criteria ELP courses will be graded based on the following criteria Listening Speaking Listening Tasks Speaking Tasks TestsQuizzes 20 20 20 Inclass Activities Homework Midterm Exam Final Exam Reading Writing Reading Tasks Writing Tasks TestsQuizzes Inclass Activities Homework Grade A A 97100 9396 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 10 10 Honor Points 4.0 3.9 Grade CD 7072 6769 Honor Points 1.7 1.3 AB B BC C 9092 8789 8386 8082 7779 7376 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 D DE 6366 6062 059 1.0

Grading Appeals Process If a student disagrees with a grade heshe has received, the following appeals process must be followed Student must first complete the online ELP Appeals Request Form and then discuss the discrepancy with the teacher of the course within one week of receiving the grade to resolve the issue. If a resolution is not made, the teacher must inform the academic coordinator and the student may schedule an appointment to meet with the academic coordinator within one week of the

therefore, lack of participation will result in a lower final grade. In American universities, students work independently, in pairs, in small groups, and with the whole class. In the ELP, it is expected that students will practice those skills. Preparation for Class It is expected that students will bring textbooks, notebooks, homework, and any other class material to every class. Failure to bring supplies may result in lowering the final grade. Grievance Process The grievance process is the ge

longed and heshe must miss several classes. This doctors note does not guarantee an absence will be excused. Students should schedule routine doctors visits and other appointments outside of class time. At the end of the term, a students grade is based on all assignments and other work completed in class, not just one test. Attendance Policy The English Language Program requires at least 80 attendance in each course to maintain student visa status. Students who exceed 20 absenteeism may be at ri

The following outlines the sequence of communication regarding absences After reaching a 10 absenteeism level, the ELP Office sends the student an email notification and copies the ELP academic coordinator. After reaching a 20 absenteeism level, the ELP Office sends the student an email instructing them to schedule an appointment with the ELP academic coordinator within one week to discuss the attendance issues. Absence due to Religious Holiday Absence from classes or examinations for religio

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Americans value originality and individual achievement. These values are reflected in the rules of academic honesty and students are evaluated academically based on their original work. Academic integrity varies from culture to culture and it is important to understand the rules of academic conduct at the University of MichiganFlint. For questions about this, ask your teacher. For a guide to the different citation styles, visit the library. There are examples of different form

Suggestions for avoiding academic misconduct Please refer to the following website Read the Code of Academic Conduct umflint.edusitesdefaultfilesimportedcasdocuments AcademicIntegrity.pdf Ask the teacher about how heshe wants sources cited When using the ideas of another person, give that persons name and the publication in which the ideas were published and use quotation marks if the idea is wordforword Consequences Academic integrity is expected of all students. Academic misconduct is a s

CLASSROOM CONDUCT All students are subject to the University of MichiganFlint regulations, codes of conduct, and English Language Program guidelines in addition to the laws of the host country. Students Responsibilities All students are expected to follow the University of MichiganFlint code of conduct. Students are expected to be responsible for their actions and to respect the rights of others. These expectations are not meant to limit students constitutional rights to freedom of expression, b

Regrettably, some conduct is so harmful to members of the University community or to the educational process that more severe sanctions may be required. The range of potential sanctions is as follows httpcatalog.umflint.educontent.phpcatoid2navoid80 Cell Phone Courtesy Ringing or buzzing phones are distracting to the teacher and students therefore, all cell phones must be turned off during class time. In addition, sending or receiving text messages during class is prohibited. Computer Use Comput

Smoking Smoking is not permitted in classrooms or in university offices. As of July 1, 2011 smoking is not permitted on campus. Students who wish to smoke must leave campus. DISENROLLMENTWITHDRAWAL Policy Registered students who decide not to complete the term must officially disenrollwithdraw from the term through the ELP Office. Students may disenroll from a term up to and including the last day classes are held, but NOT during the final exam period. This procedure is completed through the EL

CEA ACCREDITATION The English Language Program, University of MichiganFlint is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2014 through April 2018 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801

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Nondiscrimination Policy Statement The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunityaffirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight,

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