Fall 2018 Schedule

Writing with Dr. Scott Moore in Heller 146 and Rabb 372

  • Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am (Heller 146)
  • Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am (Heller 146)
  • Thursdays, 1:30-5pm (Rabb 372)
  • Fridays, 9:30-10:30am and 2:30-5pm (Rabb 372)

Oral Communications with Angela Tribus in Heller 146

  • Thursdays, 12pm-5pm
  • Fridays, 9am-2pm

 If you have any questions or would like more information regarding ELP at Heller services, please email Sarah Wagner, ELP Program Administrator. 


Heller Students

Heran Biza ‘18, MS Global Health Policy and Management, Ethiopia

How did you hear about ELP at Heller?

  • I heard about the ELP program first from Vino, Director of ELP, when she gave us a training on time management at Heller. I also had a chance to talk to other students who used the program that helped me understand how important it is.

What do you do during ELP at Heller Office Hours?

  • During the oral sessions, I participate in a one on one discussion with an English language professional. She helps me diagnose areas of improvement and come up with a plan tailored to my needs and interest. For example, I wanted to work on pronunciation, so we came up with a specific plan for me to improve my pronunciation. During the writing sessions, I have a chance to critically think about how I plan my writing assignments and papers. I am using the writing sessions to prepare my writing samples to submit for a PhD application.

How have ELP at Heller Office Hours helped you?

  • The ELP sessions are very helpful both academically and personally. For my academic performance, it helps to improve the quality of my oral communication with students and faculty. I thought I was very good at speaking English and didn't really think I needed it. But, when I actually started the session, I was surprised by how much more there was for me to work on. These aren’t just academic skills, I can use for my daily interactions in my personal life too. The writing sessions also helped me to think critically about how to plan my writing and to develop my papers. The most important part of both sessions is that it is tailored to the individual needs of the student.  

Fengyun Luo ‘19, MA Sustainable International Development, China

What do you do during ELP at Heller Office Hours?

  • Last semester, I wanted to improve my oral English and focused more on daily communication and academic communication. Angela helped me correct my pronunciation, grammar mistakes and taught me how to make an argument in class, how to do presentation, etc. This semester, since I’m trying to find an internship, so we practice interviewing skills.

How have ELP at Heller Office Hours helped you?

  • ELP has helped me a lot. It has given me more opportunities to practice my English. The most important thing is that Angela’s kindness and patience gives me confidence. Sometimes I just want to have someone to talk with in English. I think practice is the most effective way to improve oral English. Since I wasn’t confident before, I was afraid of talking with my classmates and professors. At ELP, I feel more relaxed and Angela always encourages me and never judges me. I feel safe and comfortable talking with her. I think ELP is more than an English teaching program. It can help international students deal with the fear and depression we experience when adapting to a totally different culture and environment.

What are your future plans?

  • After graduating from Heller, I want to work with an international NGO focusing on children, youth education and development, and poverty alleviation. I want to use what I learned from Heller and my previous experiences to do something that can make a difference to the world, no matter how small it is.

Meron Eyeram ‘18, MS Global Health Policy and Management, Eritrea

What do you do during ELP at Heller Office Hours?

  • In the oral communication sessions, Angela identified most of my pronunciation issues in the first session and taught me, step by step, how to pronounce certain words correctly. She shared with me several sites to use for practice in my free time and encourage me to come back with questions. She has also been helping me prepare for presentations and interviews. In the writing sessions, I take my written assignments to go over them with Scot, and he helps me in identifying and correcting any issues in grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. I always get feedback on how to improve those skills.

How have ELP at Heller Office Hours helped you?

  • ELP office hours helped me to significantly improve my speaking and writing skills. The one-on-one sessions not only helped me to improve my pronunciation and writing but also to gain confidence.

What are your future plans?

  • My background is public health and I am here at Heller to enhance to enhance my skills to be a better policymaker and to improve the healthcare delivery and the health of the poor community in the developing world.