Language & Culture Support

Comm+D offers two types of support for non-native English-speakers…

We recognize that non-native English-speaking students have varied needs when improving communication skills and adjusting to English. We are proud to offer both tutoring and language & culture support to address these needs!

We highly encourage non-native English-speaking students to make appointments with TAs or mentors through our scheduler for help with individual projects, including personal work, class assignments, application essays for graduate school, and cover letters for job applications. Our mentors and teaching assistants are trained to work with multilingual students and explain typical difficulties with English writing and speaking. We are not language teachers, but are happy to help with oral presentations, grammar, vocabulary, native English idioms, etc. In addition, all students have access to the Comm+D’s online resources (also accessible through our Resources tab).

Language & Culture Support
Brea Barthel, the Comm+D staff member specializing in language and culture support, coordinates a number of services, including:

Contact Brea for more information:
Office: 155 Folsom Library

Do you have ideas for ways we can support the transition to American language and culture? Brea welcomes your suggestions and requests!