Welcome to The LEAP Department (Learning English for Academic Purposes)


Important Information/University Announcements

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The LEAP office will be closed during the social distancing practice due to the COVID-19.  

We are working remotely to practice social distancing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus).

Please contact Kaori via email at kaorigale@weber.edu (also Google Chat) or by calling 801-626-7457 for assistance.  We will respond to you in a timely manner. 


LEAP/ESL Students,

Please contact your instructors via email if you have any questions about your assignments or tests.  You can also contact Kaori at kaorigale@weber.edu if you have any other questions (the Summer or/and Fall schedule, registration, or general questions).


Mission Statement

The Weber State University LEAP Department (Learning English for Academic Purposes) provides intensive English language courses for students in the process of acquiring English as a second language for academic use. It is the mission of the Department to prepare these students to function effectively in mainstream academic classes where English is the language of instruction. In doing so, we also seek to familiarize students with American culture and the academic atmosphere of studying in an American university.


You can complete the LEAP Program in one to three semesters.