English Language Program

Overview

Overview

The English Language Program (ELP) is located in the Learning Commons. The mission of the program is to provide a variety of ways to support students non-native to English so that they can successfully reach their academic goals. To that end, we focus on English classes and personalized tutoring. We offer two courses (Intensive English 107 and Grammar for Writers 110) as well as "ESL Parnters": tutors familiar with areas of the English language such as pronunciation and reading skills and who may be assigned to work individually with students who apply for them for a semester. We also offer ESL-Specialized drop-in writing tutors -- Bard students who have been trained in collaborative methods of conferencing for writing and grammar concerns, that may be helpful to ESL students. All of our tutoring services are free. In addition, faculty-taught workshops and tutorials on specific issues can be arranged for small groups upon request.