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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 Duquesne University community.

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.