​​​​​English Language Learner (ELL) Support Center

Our mission is to provide support to all English Language Learners on campus to help them become confident writers, speakers, and successful students. 

The ELL Support Center provides a wide variety of services for any student whose native language is not English. Our goal is to provide cultural and linguistic support for our students.

This support includes assistance writing papers, conversation practice, help with MLA and APA documentation, strategies for test-taking, assistance reading academic texts, and assistance preparing to give classroom and other presentations.

In addition, the Center offers a comprehensive library with different levels of reading material that students can borrow at any point.

We encourage our students to sign up for any of our workshops that are held throughout the academic year. These workshops cover topics like:

  • APA and MLA Documentation
  • Making American Friends
  • How to adjust to American Dorm Life
  • Strategies for Communicating with Professors
When you come to the ELL Support Center, we encourage you to bring the following materials:
  • Notes from class
  • Prior drafts of your work
  • Printed copies of your work
  • Rubrics of assignment descriptions
  • Related textbooks



Frost Science Center - Room 306

Hours Spring 2022 (January 10 - May 2):
Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 - 4:00​ p.m.​
Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed​

​*No appointment necessary

** The ELL center will be closed for holidays January 16-17, February 27-March 6, and April 17-18.


​"The ELL Support Center is helpful for international students. Last semester, I could not get all A's without the help of the center. The tutors were so nice to me. They explained things to me that I did not understand until I understood. I learned a lot of things that were not only academic English but also everyday English from the center. When I did not have any plans, I went there and enjoyed conversation with the tutors and students from other countries. I gained some new friends. I really thank the ELL Support Center."
留学生にとってELLサポートセンターは大学の授業の課題や宿題に役に立つ場所です。前期、もしサポートセンターがなければ、私はすべての教 科で良い点数を取れていなかったと思います。サポートセンターのスタッフもとても優し く、私が理解できるようになるまで、何度も説明してくれました。また授業のことだけではなく、雑談や、悩みなどを聞いてもらった事もありました。サポート センターには他の留学生達も遊びに来ていて、私はたくさんの外国人と友達になりました。サポートセンターには非常に感謝しています。

Yusuke Kiyota

Undergraduate Psychology Major


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