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W&M English Language Programs

Other W&M Programs and Resources

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W&M English Language Programs
  • Preparatory summer programs for incoming W&M students
  • English support classes for W&M Arts & Sciences graduate students 
    • GRAD 501 - English Conversation & Pronunciation

      Fall(0 credit)Graded Pass/Fail. In this course students who are non-native English speakers will learn more about the rhythm, stress, and intonation patterns of spoken English, improve their ability to communicate with others, and practice distinguishing sounds that are unique to the English language. Recorded assignments and in-class discussions will allow students opportunities to practice their conversational skills and learn more about American culture. 

      GRAD 503 - Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation Skills

      Spring(0 credit) GradedPass/Fail. Listening and speaking are inextricably linked. Active listening is a key component to correcting pronunciation errors, and is essential for academic, professional, and personal success. This course is designed for nonnative English speakers who wish to develop their English proficiency. A variety of resources including film, CDs, and the Internet, expose students to different American accents and speech patterns. Recorded assignments provide opportunities for self-assessment and instructor feedback. 

      GRAD 505 - Oral Presentation Skills

      Fall and Spring(0 credit) GradedPass/Fail. This course is for domestic and international students who want to refine their oral communication skills and learn more about presentation norms. Students will participate in various kinds of oral communication activities, including presenting speeches given for different purposes, critiquing speech content, organization, and delivery, and presenting a paper following specific guidelines set forth by a conference or association. 

  • Customized programs for special groups
  • Training and support for W&M faculty and staff
Other W&M Programs & Resources
American Culture & Conversation Club
A program offered by the International Family Network, the club meets every week during the fall and spring semesters. Please contact Mona Starman to register for the club.
ESL/TESOL Teacher Preparation

TESOL Minor, Modern Languages & Literatures

ESL Dual Endorsement, School of Education

English Department 

WRIT 101A: Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers (undergraduate course)

Law School

Legal Advantage Program for LLM students

Writing Resources Center (WRC), Swem Library

Academic writing support

TutorZone, Campus Center


Academic Enrichment Program, Campus Center

Small group workshops such as note-taking, preparing for finals, etc.

Community-based Programs

Literacy for Life

Literacy for Williamsburg community members

C-PALS (Community Partnership for Adult Learners)

Student-run ESL classes