Because the first semester of college is a major transition. Happily, the Summer Advising Program offers a personalized introduction to the boundless opportunities that await first-year students at Skidmore.
The Writing Center offers ongoing writing support for English Language Learners. Two ELL specialists are available for tutoring sessions and consultations, and peer tutors also have
training in assisting ELLs.
Student Academic Services (SAS) coordinates and provides a variety of services and
programs English language learners:
Learning Specialist – English Language Learners (ELL’s) may receive individual academic and writing support
from the Learning Specialist in SAS. Such support may include direct and ongoing support
or as needed consultation and practice. The Learning Specialist also coordinates peer
support through the programs below.
Conversation Partners - Meet with an English conversation partner for 1–2 hours a week. You and your partner
decide the time and location you would like to meet. Talk about topics of interest
whether it is getting to know one another, life at Skidmore, or a shared academic
interest. Your partner will be a fluent English speaker and can help answer questions
you may have about English expressions and vocabulary. This is a great opportunity
to meet fellow classmates and practice your English skills. Sign Up!
English Practice Study Groups - Form a group with some of your friends or classmates (2–5 students). Decide what
kinds of English skills your group wants to focus on. Meet once a week with professional
staff or a student facilitator to work on meeting your goals. If you don't have a
group, we can match you up with one. Sign Up!
English for Academic Engagement (EAE) - This 2 credit course is offered each fall and centers on building students' vocabulary
and teaching language skills necessary for students to integrate with the Skidmore
academic community and engage in academic discourse. Students will work directly with
faculty and peer tutors to develop skills that include academic oral engagement, public
speaking, conversational and interpersonal communication strategies, reading comprehension,
and listening. The course is open to all students seeking to further develop their
English language skills. For more information please contact Student Academic Services.
Student Academic Services Contact
Office of Student Academic Services Skidmore College 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866