IBS Writing Tutorials

In response to student requests, a limited amount of Brandeis IBS tutors will now be available to supplement the weekly ELP workshops for those who are in need of additional language support. This is an added resource; therefore those who apply for a tutor must be ready to commit to the following:

- Meeting with their designated tutor for a 50 minute weekly session for the duration of the semester

- Attending at least one ELP workshop a week; attendance to these workshops is monitored

- Two no-shows to a tutoring session will result in dismissal from tutoring services

If you are interested in applying for a tutor, please fill out the Brandeis IBS tutoring application.

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, completing an application is not a guarantee you will be placed with a tutor.

IBS Workshops

For the 2015-16 academic year, the English Language Program will be working with Career Services and Student Services at IBS to bring students additional language assistance through a series of workshops and individual tutorials.

The focus of ELP’s work is on the language and cultural elements students must understand in order to communicate effectively in a business and academic environment. Specifically, ELP workshops offer students insights into such areas as how to maintain a professional tone, how to improve presentation skills, how to boost class participation, and using formal and informal vocabulary in various types of business writing and presenting. The purpose of these workshops is for students to receive resources for advancing their communication skills in various settings, receive immediate feedback, and feel satisfaction that their work is paying off.

While the work of the English Language Program is largely geared toward English language learners, communication styles and organizing one’s ideas are challenges that all students face, so ELP is delighted to be able to offer communications skills workshops to domestic and international students alike.

The schedule of workshops is TBD.  Please refer to CareerFocus for dates, times, locations, and workshop topics.  Registration is required so reserve your spot on CareerFocus quickly as space is limited.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bonnie Greenwood.