English for Academic Discourse (EAD)

The English for Academic Discourse (EAD) courses are offered by the Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI)- Writing Program to serve matriculated undergraduate students who speak English as an additional language in order to enhance their linguistic competence in  Academic English.

The specific EAD writing course you need to take depends on your English Placement Test results as well as your first day writing sample. All students begin with the writing course in which they are placed and continue along until Expository Writing is completed. 

Students successfully completing Intensive EAD (151) continue to EAD II (156). 

Discussion and Presentation Skills (152) is intended as an optional support course for EAD I or EAD II and can be taken only once at the student’s request or the request of an advisor.

Welcome to Fall 2020

Dear students,

Welcome to Rutgers! We are deeply grateful that you have chosen Rutgers as your academic home for the next four years. Welcome to the EAD Program! Please know that you are part of a vibrant and engaged global community committed to supporting your academic career. Thank you for making Rutgers a truly diverse and global institution!


English for Academic Discourse @RELI
Office Location: Tillett Hall Rm 107
email: reli@english.rutgers.edu


Director: Nela Navarro (profile)