English Language Resources



Contact Information

William & Mary Writing Resources Center

William & Mary's Writing Resources Center, located on the main floor of Swem Library, offers both writing and oral communication assistance to members of the university community at no charge.

Prof. Sharon Zuber, Director

Writing Resources Center, Swem Library, First Floor(757) 221-3925

William & Mary English Language Program (Reves Center)

The Conversation Partner Program is an opportunity for native and nonnative English speakers to meet informally and discuss topics of mutual interest.  For nonnative English speakers, CPP is an opportunity to meet Americans, learn more about American culture, and practice everyday spoken English.

The W&M English Language Program offers various college courses and workshops to help graduate students improve their English.  Some of the courses offered include “English Conversation and Pronunciation” and “Academic Writing.”

Dr. Leslie Bohon-Atkinson

Interim Director, English Language Programs
(757) 221-1876

William & Mary Department of English

Professor Beverly Peterson from the Dept. of English offers one course per semester that is designed for international students.  Her classes emphasize writing, careful reading, research, and speaking. 

Beverly Peterson, professor

Department of English


W&M Tribe Tutor Zone

The Tribe TutorZone is a place where peer tutors provide low-fee tutoring services in many subjects.

Students who need assistance with the use of English in their courses can select “English 2nd Language” tutors.

A 55-minute tutoring session fee is $10.00, charged to your student account.

Swem Library, First Floor

Literacy For Life

Literacy for Life provides individualized, one-to-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing, and math, as well as English for speakers of other languages and GED instruction. Small groups, classes and an on-site computer lab are also available. All tutoring is offered at no charge.

Literacy For Life

The College of William and Mary
301 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA  23187
(757) 221-3325

Partnership for Adult Learners (CPALs)

CPALs is a William & Mary student-run organization that offers free English language classes for the local community.  Classes meet at 7:30p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Morton Hall, Room 202. 


Williamsburg-James City Public Schools Adult Education Program

The Adult Education program offers free ESOL class.

Dr. Sue Mansfield
(757) 603-6532.

Suggested English & Communication courses

Fall 2014



Writing for Non-Native Speakers - WRIT 101A

Beverley Peterson, Lecturer

Department of English


Writers on Writing – ENGL 150W (Freshmen Seminar)

Prof. Sharon Zuber

Department of English


Fundamentals of Oral Communications – SPCH 102

Michele R. King, Instructor

Department of Theater, Speech & Dance


Public Speaking –

SPCH 201

Barbara A. Bauer, Instructor

Department of Theater, Speech & Dance


Michele R. King, Instructor

Department of Theater, Speech & Dance


David Alan Gosser, Instructor

Department of Theater, Speech & Dance