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:

Undergraduates
Haley Dolosic
Coordinator and Instructor for ESL Programs
dolosichn@wustl.edu

Peter Monahan
Interim Director, College Writing Program
pfmonaha@wustl.edu


Brown School
Tammy Orahood
Director of Global Programs
orahood@wustl.edu


McKelvey School of Engineering
Karen Schwelle
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Communication Center
kschwelle@wustl.edu


Olin Business School
Julia Deems
Lecturer in Communications
julia.deems@wustl.edu 


School of Law
Pamela Dzunu
Coordinator of Legal English Programs
pdzunu@wustl.edu


University College
Haley Dolosic
Coordinator & Instructor for ESL Programs
dolosichn@wustl.edu

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