College Skills for International Students
LL 1024 – College Skills for International Students
A course for non-native speakers of English focusing on self-assessment and needs analysis. Curriculum is developed according to student needs in writing, reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation. This course emphasizes academic English, use of academic technology and academic English study skills. Particular course content is developed according to students’ academic disciplines. A TESOL student is assigned for the term to assist in supplementary instruction. May be taken twice. Pass/No Pass. This course is offered in the fall and spring.
The primary goal of Plymouth Academic Support Services is to collaborate with undergraduate students in becoming efficient, independent learners. Our program components of academic counseling, peer tutoring, and services for students with disabilities are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills to enable them to enjoy academic success and graduate from Plymouth State University.
The Writing Center is available to support our international students during their time at Plymouth State University. The Center helps all writers at any stage of the writing process, whether brainstorming ideas, creating outlines, sharing a draft or partial draft, responding to professors’ comments, checking mechanics and grammar, or citing sources. The Writing Center works with writers and readers of all levels, and strives to be friendly and supportive at all times.
In addition to one-to-one, individualized consultations, the Writing Center can offer you many resources from both their small library and files of model papers from the various departments.
Global Engagement Office (GEO)
The Global Engagement Office is located in the Speare Lower Level, room 108. GEO is a place for students to visit for information about international status questions, international events and many of our global programs for study abroad. We can also help to connect you with other campus resources.
Come visit us!
Special hours of operation during Finals Weeks. Contact GEO for details.
Staff at the Global Engagement Office:
Dr. Barbara Lopez-Mayhew – Director of Global Engagement
Ian Lim-Bonner – Study Abroad Advisor
Meghan Herrick – GEO Undergraduate Fellow
Josh Chandler, Lindsey Coolidge, Lindsay McCool, Jenna Parsons – Peer Advisors