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English Language Center

The English Language Center provides specialized writing support for all Saint Louis University students whose native language is not English.

In one-on-one consultations and group workshops, the center’s staff can assist you with many language-related areas, including: classwork, TOEFL and SLUWE test-taking strategies, multimedia projects, grammatical accuracy, research skills and conversation practice.

The English Language Center is open from the second week of each semester through the last day of classes. It is closed on official University holidays and over breaks.

Appointments are scheduled through “SLU Appointments,” which is on the “Tools” tab of mySLU. Appointments are limited to one per day and two per week.

Make an Appointment

Peer Services


In groups, students can request workshops to work on writing skills with an English Language Center consultant. Popular workshop topics include:

  • MLA style
  • APA style
  • Researching techniques
  • SLUWE strategies
  • Thesis statements and organization
  • Presenting with PowerPoint
  • Taking essay exams

To schedule a workshop, email Please include the names of all students interested in attending the workshop.

Writing Consultations

In a one-on-one consultation with an English Language Center consultant, you will develop strategies to become a more capable and proficient writer. We also can help you prioritize your writing needs and assess your individual strengths and weaknesses as a writer.

Consultants will help you identify error patterns in your writing and develop strategies to correct these errors, but will not edit your papers.

Make an appointment through SLU Appointments, found on the "Tools" tab of mySLU.

If you need any more academic support, the University also offers many other services.

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