Academic Resources


ESOL Class

LL 1000 – ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages
Credits: 4

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.

Strategies for Success Class

IS 1200.01 – Strategies for Success

Credits: 3

All new incoming international students take a class entitled Strategies for Success. This class offers students an opportunity to learn about campus life, creates cross-cultural awareness, and provides opportunities for students to get to know one another. Students will develop skills in studying, public speaking, and note-taking.

An introduction to the concept and nature of the academic community, including its values, expectations and activities. This class will emphasize the goals of academic activity, including the resources available, and the skills needed to accomplish those goals. This course will also give students an opportunity to create cross- cultural awareness and to reflect on their culture and journey as an international student to the United States.

Pass Office

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.

Writing Center

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.

Center For Global Engagement

The Center for Global Engagement is located in Mary Lyon Hall. This Center is a place for students to gather for international events and many of our global programs. The Center can also help to connect you with other campus resources.

Come visit us!

Special hours of operation during Finals Weeks.  Contact CGE for details.

Staff at the Center for Global Engagement:

Jane Barry – International Student Advisor
Thomas Janis – International Programming Coordinator