The Writing Center is happy to serve students for whom English is a second, or even third or fourth, language. Such students come from many departments at USU. Though some consultants might not be familiar with the subject of a paper, we can still help improve the clarity of the writing.
Because English is structurally different than many of the languages of the world, we understand that it is a difficult language to learn. Sometimes the rules and concepts are just as hard to explain. For general, online help with English, please visit the grammar link on the Resources page or visit one of these sites developed specifically for ESL students:
- The Write Place, St. Could State University's online writing center (page by Sharon Cogdill and Judith Kilborn). This section of the online writing center contains a section that gives help specifically for ESL students. This is part of a larger page with other English construction and paper-writing helps.
- University of Indiana Online Writing Lab. Here is a huge list of grammar worksheets. Look at the bottom of the list for help with articles (a, an, the) and conjunctions (for, to, at, from, in, on, etc.), which are common problems for those learning English.
TEA Time (Teaching English Afternoons) is also a good place for non-native speakers to practice their English-speaking skills. Learn more about TEA Time.