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ESL Programming

Welcome to Averett! We are thrilled you have chosen Averett University for your international collegiate experience!

The Writing Center and ESL Programming provide support to all English language learners on campus.  If you need language support, please contact Mrs. Rebecca Raab, Director of Writing Support and English as a Second Language Programming.

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  • Phone = 434-791-5761 (on campus =15761)
  • Office = Room 114 (Galesi Family Student Success Center)

Writing Support

English language learners are encouraged to use the Writing Center.  Writing consultants are trained to work with you and truly understand the unique challenges of writing in another language. 

We encourage students to make regular appointments to meet with a writing consultant. Doing this will ensure regular and consistent writing support throughout the year.  Please do not wait until the last minute to seek writing support.

For more information about The Writing Center, please visit our main page.

English Language Practice

The Writing Center and ESL Programming can provide one-on-one language practice activities and workshops.  Many students find review of the following language skills helpful:

  • Using Articles
  • Verb tenses
  • Commas / Semicolons / Colons
  • Conjunctions
  • Transitions

Social Activities: Time / Place TBA

ESL Writing Community = Once a week, the Writing Center and ESL Programming will host an ESL Writing Community session.  Writing consultants will be available to assist English language learners understand writing assignments, practice grammar, put together presentations, start a blog, and write.  The ESL Writing Community's goal is to build a community of writers. The only way to become a better writer is to write! 

Helpful Websites:

  • AzarGrammar = wonderful resource with PowerPoint presentations on English grammar.
  • Purdue OWL ESL Students = great resources for ESL students discussing the differences between writing in the US and other countries.
  • UNC Writing Center = great handouts and videos on a number of writing skills.



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