English language resources are available for students to practice pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary and other spoken English skills.
English Conversation Hour
English Conversation Hour is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff of the CWRU community interested in strengthening their proficiency in conversational English as well as those already proficient in conversational English to come together each week for connection and sharing. Weekly hour long meetings are designed to improve pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Both virtual and in-person English Conversation Groups are available. Please contact Rachel Gray, assistant director of academic resources to join a group:
- Virtual Zoom Conversation Group: Tuesdays: 4 to 5 p.m. ET
- In-person Conversation Group: Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET
Spoken English Language Tutoring
Spoken English tutoring is available for improving pronunciation, conversational, and fluency skills. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis for undergraduate and graduate students. Appointments can be made through TutorTrac.
Questions about spoken English language tutoring should be directed to email@example.com.
The following courses are non-credit, pass / no-pass and meets once per week for five weeks. Students can find course schedules and register through SIS. If you have any questions, contact Rachel Gray, assistant director of academic resources.
UNIV 102: Navigating Presentation Skills for Academic Success at the American University/CWRU
This course will help students develop effective strategies for presenting in CWRU classes. Students will practice various types of presentations while enhancing their spoken English skills and vocabulary. English grammar, pronunciation and intonation will be reviewed.
UNIV 103: Navigating Reading Skills for Academic Success at the American University/CWRU
This 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 such as listening to lectures, notetaking and participating in classroom discussions.