ESL Services

English Speaking Tutoring Service

To help you improve your English speaking skills, the University Learning Center has ESL Specialists available for one-on-one speech sessions. You can work on any aspect of speaking that you feel needs improvement: everyday conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary and slang, making a presentation, and participation in class discussions. Just tell your tutor what you would like to work on. 

When making an appointment, be sure to choose an ESL Specialist and select "speech" from the options.  For detailed instructions on signing up for an appointment, please click here.

English Conversation Groups

Do you wish you had a comfortable place where you could practice what you know and learn new vocabulary and expressions? The Learning Center hosts weekly ESL conversation groups (PDF) every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The spring 2015 conversation group will begin on Tuesday, February 10.

The group sessions are informal and consist of activities and discussions designed to develop your English speaking and listening skills and expand your vocabulary. So come, chat, meet new people, and have fun.

Pronunciation Classes

Are you struggling with your English pronunciation? Are you frustrated with people asking you to repeat yourself or not understanding you? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider taking a free pronunciation class at the University Learning Center. In this class, you will train your muscles to correctly produce sounds in English, learn where stress falls in words and sentences, master correct intonation, learn to differentiate between similar sounds, and gain confidence in speaking.

Spring 2015 classes will start the week of February 9 and be held

  • Mondays, 4:00-5:15 p.m. (except February 16 and March 23)
  • Wednesdays, 12:15-1:30 p.m. (except March 25)

To sign up, you must email Amelia Byrnes.
Classes will be held at 66 West 12th Street, room 609. 

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