- Free Grammar Class (Graduate Students; Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.) The class explores elements of English grammar for the purpose of strengthening students'
abilities to communicate with confidence and clarity. The course focus is largely
practical, and assignments are built on hands-on exercises.
- Conversations through Art: Free Conversation Class for multilingual students and scholars.
(Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m.): Multilingual students looking to improve their English skills in a fun and engaging
way are invited to join the class. Fellow ESF students seeking to be a resource to
multilingual students are co-leading this meeting every week. The class held in person
- Honing English Skills: Free online class for multilingual students, scholars and adult
family members (Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.): This informal class provides the opportunity to practice English language and conversation
skills. The topics include culture and cultural differences, American traditions,
language used in everyday and academic conversations, vocabulary development, current
events, and social issues.
- Culture Through Film (TBA): The goal of the Culture Through Film event is to encourage the development of cross-cultural
awareness and competence. ESF students and/or faculty familiar with the historical
background, language(s), and culture(s) represented in the film will share insights
and facilitate discussions.
Pronunciation Workshops (by appointment at https://esf.mywconline.com). These individual communication workshops provide students and scholars with the opportunity
to learn the rules for speaking American English clearly, get feedback on pronunciation,
and practice speaking.
Language Tutoring (by appointment at https://esf.mywconline.com): Individual tutoring sessions support graduate and undergraduate students seeking
to improve their writing, speaking, reading, and listening.
Conversation Partners: Multilingual students can request a conversation partner to help them improve their
speaking skills, share their viewpoints and background, and learn about American culture.
As peers, both partners can learn new cultural perspectives while one student is learning
and practicing English in a conversational setting. Please email Dr. Nino Jakhaia to request a conversation partner.
The COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English)
The source to improve language use by using appropriate collocations. Click here!
Grammar Girl's Quick & Dirty Tips
Practical grammar tips and interesting explanations of frequently misused English
words Click here!
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Grammar explanations, sentence/paragraph/essay writing tips, and interactive quizzes
Corrects grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes (free and paid versions) Click here!
Michigan Corpus of Upper-Level Student Papers
Database of undergraduate and graduate papers that is searchable by discipline and
textual features (abstract, literature review, etc.) and provides models of successful
writing Click here!
Purdue Online Writing Lab
General writing tips, advice for ESL writers, and style guides Click here!
Collection of YouTube videos for a term or phrase in the context. Click here!
Bibliography on Supporting Multilingual Writers from Cornell University
Resources for Working with Multilingual Writers from University of UW-Madison