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ESL Program Mission Statement

The program mission reflects standards of excellence supported by both Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and Duquesne University:

The mission of the ESL Program is to assist non-native speakers of English in acquiring sufficient language proficiency and independent learning strategies to become successful participants in the communities of the American university and the wider English-speaking world.

The ESL Program is committed to sustaining instructional excellence through collaborative professional support, continuous monitoring of ESL Program curricula and student services, and integration of appropriate educational technology into learning and instruction.

In further support of Duquesne University's commitment to international education, the ESL Program regards as integral to its mission the maintenance of responsive partnerships with professional colleagues providing services to non-native speakers of English.