English Language Support for Academic and Professional Communication

WashU provides courses and other services designed for members of the WashU community to strengthen academic and professional communication skills in English. These services can facilitate your transition to WashU, help you engage with the university and surrounding community, and position you to be a competitive candidate for opportunities in life after WashU.

Course Eligibility

Courses are open to any member of the WashU community whose first language is a language other than English. High-intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in English is a prerequisite. Full-time WashU students may register for the courses offered within their schools. Postdoctoral appointees, other WashU employees, and members of the St. Louis community may take the English language support courses offered through University College.

School Contacts

To learn about courses, tutorials, workshops, and other services offered in your school, contact the appropriate person below:

Haley Dolosic
Program Manager, English Language Programs

Peter Monahan
Director and Teaching Professor, College Writing Program

Brown School
Tammy Orahood
Director of Global Programs

McKelvey School of Engineering
Karen Schwelle
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Communication Center

Olin Business School
Julia Deems
Teaching Professor in Communications

School of Law
Mark Bass
Coordinator of Legal English Programs

University College
Katie Blackburn Brown
Program Manager, English Language Programs

UCollege serves Arts & Sciences graduate programs, Sam Fox School graduate programs, School of Medicine graduate programs, and postdoctoral appointees.