English Language Learning (ELL)

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At the Academic Resource Center, we have the English language support you are looking for! Our goal is to help English Language Learning (ELL) students feel confident in using English in academic and social settings at the College of Wooster. Schedule an appointment with an ELL specialist to learn more about how we can support you in your development of your English writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills!

Fall Semester Course for ELL Students

Our Reading and Writing in US Colleges course is a 1.0 credit course that prepares new international students for the transition into using Academic English in an American college setting. Students will develop reading, writing, and vocabulary skills that will help deeply engage with their college classes and rapidly prepare for future studies at Wooster. Visit the seminar webpage to learn more, and ask your advisor at ARCH about registering! If you any additional questions about the class, including if it is right for you, contact the Academic Resource Center.

Personal Appointments

Throughout the school year, you are welcome make personal appointments with an ELL specialist in the Academic Resource Center. We can assist you with all of your academic questions! Whether you have a concern about writing and grammar, pronunciation, study skills, or U.S. culture, don’t hesitate to ask!

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*If this is your first time scheduling with us, select Register Here, then select Schedule an appointment.

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Previous Workshops

Communicating with Professors
Class Participation
Reading Strategies
American Idioms
Cultural Adjustment
Humor in the U.S.
Write Down Your Story
Read Like a Child

Are you looking for more English language learning opportunities? We will send emails during the academic year about upcoming workshops on special topics like American idioms, writing emails, studying for the GRE, and more. If you have an idea for an ELL workshop or program, let us know!

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Click this link to see some of our most popular ELL resources for first-year international students!

ELL News

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