There are many resources available at the University of Colorado for non-native speakers of English. Options include classes for credit, non-credit classes, workshops, on-line resources, in person writing consultants, conversation hours, and tutoring.
CU Classes for Credit (included in CU Boulder main campus tuition). For more information, contact the Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) (Environmental Design Building, Room 1B60, phone 303-492-8188).
Classes may be used towards the full-time enrollment requirement for international students, and may satisfy Arts and Sciences core requirements as noted.
Courses offered through the IEC are in addition to CU Boulder main campus tuition.
*See ESLG course information for current tuition prices and detailed descriptions of ESLG courses.
Writing assistance, citation guides
What are our expectations regarding academic integrity, and how you work in and outside the classroom ?
Writing and citation guides
The Writing Center also offers writing support for graduate students, including discussion of manuscripts, articles, and application materials essential to their academic careers. Dissertation advice is also available for graduate students.
These handouts identify research techniques specific to the given academic field.
Practice in Reading, Listening, and Accent Reduction
Clearly Speaking is a comprehensive training program for individuals who speak English as a second language and wish to increase their ability to be understood by others and to improve their pronunciation of American English. Before starting the training program, group participants receive a thorough evaluation, in which their English pronunciation is carefully analyzed for errors that affect their ability to be understood. This evaluation sets a baseline from which individual goals can be set, and from which beginning of semester to end of semester performance can be compared. The Clearly Speaking group meets once per week for one hour.
For Conversation Practice:
ESL Tutors for a Fee:
Please contact the International English Center at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in working with a private tutor. Tutors are experienced English language educators with specializations in academic and professional communication. All tutors charge a fee for their services.
Last edit date: 8-1-2014 -
Contact person: Kaye.Orten@colorado.edu on behalf of Academic English Working Group