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English for International Students

The mission of the English for International Students program is to provide English-language instruction and support to international graduate students at Duke. Through offering courses and other resources in writing, oral communication, presentations, and pronunciation as well as training for new international teaching assistants, we prepare students for success in social, professional, and academic settings.

Note: EIS plays no role in the admissions process and we do not administer the TOEFL. Rather, our contact with international graduate students begins once you arrive at Duke. See the Admissions section of the website for Graduate School application requirements, including those for international students.

English Language Placement Exams

EIS Courses 

Other EIS Services


Brad Teague, Assistant Dean and Director
English for International Students
North Building, Room 406
304 Research Drive (map)
Campus Box 103960
Durham, NC 27708