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English Language Learning (ELL)

Carolynn Schaut and Lesley Stampleman work as professional ELL (English Language Learners) Specialists at the Cooperative Learning Center. We look forward to working with you!

ESL Conversation Groups

Fall 2019 days/times

  • Mondays at 5pm
  • Tuesdays at 4pm
  • Wednesdays at 4pm
  • Thursdays at 4pm

Our Students and Our Approach

The majority of the students we work with at the Learning Center are resident non-native speakers of English, International students, and students who have expressed a need for help with language skills. We approach instruction from a language learning perspective and help students learn the rules and culture of academic English.

What We Teach

  • Academic vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Patterns in academic English for successful self-editing
  • Academic reading strategies
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Registers of language, from formal to informal and genre specific
  • University and American culture explanations and comparisons
  • Presentation skills

Services and Assistance

  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Small group tutoring
  • Semester long appointments
  • In-class workshops
  • Faculty consultations
  • Department Presentations
  • ELL Conversation groups for International Students
  • ELL peer tutoring

For more information please email

Cooperative Learning Center

(831) 582-4104