English Language Learners

Rachel Toncelli, the Director of English Language Learning, offers workshops and individual appointments for students whose first language is not English. One-on-one writing appointments are also offered by graduate student writing associates who have special training in working with English language learners. 

A schedule of upcoming workshops is below. All group tutorials and workshops are held in 203 J. Walter Wilson. 

For more information about ELL services, contact Rachel Toncelli.

Seminars for English Language Learners

Wednesday, April 1st

English Language Learners' Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:J.Walter Wilson 203
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This reading and conversation group uses student-selected news articles as a launching point for discussion on American cultural context, idiomatic language, and pronunciation.  Students pick the source material during the workshop so this session is completely focused on the language attendees need to conquer the newspaper.  Bring your lunch!


Monday, April 6th

English Language Learners' Workshop: Editing Scientific Writing

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:J.Walter Wilson 203
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Apply the basic tenets of good scientific writing to bad examples.  Learn to proofread and improve unclear, wordy writing.


 

Wednesday, April 8th

English Language Learners' Workshop: Brown Bag News Group

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:J.Walter Wilson 203
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This reading and conversation group uses student-selected news articles as a launching point for discussion on American cultural context, idiomatic language, and pronunciation.  Students pick the source material during the workshop so this session is completely focused on the language attendees need to conquer the newspaper.  Bring your lunch!



Friday, April 10th

English Language Learners' Workshop: International Writers' Blog

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:J.Walter Wilson 203
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Local Cuisine Quiz Show! Join us for lunch as we decipher local menus and food choices in a quiz game with prizes!  Lunch will be served!  After lunch, we will develop a group blog post for publication on the International Writers' Blog.  This workshop is sure to satisfy your appetite!

Space is limited.