ESL Study Groups

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Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.

- Albert Einstein


Our Study Groups and Drop-in Sessions are designed for UMD students and scholars whose first language is not English. They are free, not for credit, and taught by the Writers' Workshop's ESL specialist. These groups will help you become a better writer and more proficient at English overall, which will benefit you across all subject areas. If you have a suggestion for a topic or study group, please contact We will be happy to accommodate your request as time permits. 

Summer Term 2018

Study Groups 
  • Speaking & Pronunciation: Linking, reductions, intonation, pronunciation exercises, conversation starters, discussions. Wednesdays (ongoing), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

We meet in KAML 213 on the second floor of the library behind the Writers’ Workshop.

Drop-in Sessions
  • Summer 2018 by appointment. Please email or stop by KAML 217 on the second floor of the library behind the Writers’ Workshop.
What undergraduate and graduate students are saying: 
"I really enjoyed to attend all learning topics in English class. One of my favorite activities was to argue a popular issue as part of a debate."  
"Thank you for providing such a friendly and enjoyable learning process. It was great and effective!" 
"It is a very useful class on English grammar, showing in detail how to use English correctly in every specific context." 
"It is very helpful to students."