Non-Credit Courses

Several non-credit courses are available at CWRU to support the development of academic skills crucial for international student success on campus.

UNIV 100: Time Management

A non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar that will help you in developing effective strategies for managing a busy schedule, preparing for quizzes and exams, taking good notes, and enhancing study skills. The seminar runs for one hour per week, and is facilitated by ESS staff.

UNIV 102: Navigating Presentation Skills

This non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar helps students develop effective strategies for presenting in CWRU classes. The course will allow students to enhance spoken English skills, discussion skills, and vocabulary use for academic presentations. The seminar, which runs for one hour weekly, is facilitated by ESS staff.

UNIV 103: Navigating Academic Skills

This non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar will help students develop effective strategies for academic reading, vocabulary use, and general fluency in English. The course will also touch on general academic study skills. The seminar, which runs for one hour per week, is facilitated by ESS staff. Students register through SIS.

Ongoing Resources and Seminars

Spoken English Language Programs (SELP)

ESS currently offers tutoring through the Spoken English Language Partners for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who want help with pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and other spoken English skills.

Culture and Communications Spoken English Seminar

Six-week Culture and Communication Spoken English Seminar for graduate and professional students. Contact ESS Assistant Director Sarah Dellinger with questions or to enroll.

Spoken English Seminar for Graduate and Professional Students (fee based)

This Spoken English Language Program is for current undergraduate students only. ESS has designed a fee-based workshop specifically for graduate and professional students who speak English as a second language. Contact ESS Assistant Director Sarah Dellinger for Spoken English.

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) provides individualized support for academic writers across the university.  They work with undergraduate students engaged in their general education or graduate, post-doc, and faculty writers working in more specialized fields.  All writers at any stage of the writing process — from understanding contexts for writing and interpreting assignment prompts, to revising and organizing ideas, are welcome.