English Language Learners

The English Language Learning team 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. 

For more information about ELL services, contact ELLWriting@Brown.edu.

Seminars for English Language Learners

Wednesday, August 31st

Slang to Get You Started in the States

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:Sciences Library, Room 720
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Join us for a fast-paced slang quiz show! This 45-minute workshop will help you to decipher what everyone is talking about.  We will practice the slang that current graduate students said they most needed to know when they arrived.  All are welcome.  Snacks will be provided. RSVP required.

Slang to Get You Started in the States

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location:Sciences Library, Room 720
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Join us for a fast-paced slang quiz show! This 45-minute workshop will help you to decipher what everyone is talking about.  We will practice the slang that current graduate students said they most needed to know when they arrived.  All are welcome.  Snacks will be provided. RSVP required.

Friday, September 23rd

Email Etiquette

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:TBD
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This one-hour workshop will address some Dos and Don'ts of communicating via email in the US academic system and workplace. Participants will discuss how grammatical structure, word choice, and register can impact the tone and intent of email communication. RSVP required.

Wednesday, September 28th

Academic Presentation Skills

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location:TBD
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This 75-minute workshop will explore how to create an effective academic presentation in the US academic context. Participants will explore how use of body language, voice, and visual aids can make your audience sit up and take notice! Interested participants must sign up as space is limited.