Launch Galessi Student Success Center

ESL Programming

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

If you need language support, please contact the Coordinator of Academic Support:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 434-791-5788 (on campus =15788)
  • 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 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

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.