English for Academic Purpose (EAP) 

The English for Academic Purpose (EAP) center at the Lafayette College aims to equip English learners with the reading, writing, and oral communication skills and the knowledge of US culture necessary to succeed in an English-speaking college setting. The EAP center is located on the 3rd floor of Scott Hall.

Conversation PARDner Program

The Conversation PARDner Program (CPP) is designed to promote international students’ intercultural communicative competence with upper-level native English speakers. 

EAP Placement Test

The EAP Placement Test is designed for first-year international students who are required by the college to submit TOEFL or IELTS results and is used to determine whether students need extra EAP support to have a successful career at Lafayette College.

ENG 100-01 Introduction to Academic Writing

Writing enhancement in academic settings. Includes reading and analysis of published essays, practice in research, and production of a research paper. Writing skills are designed to build fundamental skills step by step through exploration of rigorous academic content. 


Workshops held in each semester present learning materials and study strategies that help ESL (English as a second language) learners succeed in academics. Students can also use this opportunity to exchange language learning experience. 

EAP Newsletter

The EAP Newsletter is published twice a month during semesters. It contains information such as English language learning tips, ESL WA drop-in hours, and upcoming courses and workshops.


Students can schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions to work on their academic papers, practice their presentations, or discuss any issues that they have encountered during their college study. 

Academic Reading Resources

A list of academic journals and other reading resources recommended by the faculty members is collected by the EAP center.

Resource Library

Resource Library located in the EAP center is available and free to all the Lafayette College students. 

Contact: Dr. Tingting Kang 


(610) 330-3187