International Students

Words of Wisdom

There seems to have been in every period of the past, as there is now, a distinct apprehension in the minds of very many worthy persons that the English tongue is always in the condition approaching collapse, and that arduous efforts must be put forth, and put forth persistently, in order to save it from destruction.

—  The Standard of Usage in English (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908): 1-2.

— Thomas R. Lounsbury


We offer international students who speak English as a foreign language assistance with writing and public speaking, including class assignments, theses, dissertations, or conversation practice


The UWC is not an editing or a proofreading service, as our consultations are tailored more toward finding patterns instead of every error. However, we can help you locate professional freelance editors should you need more in-depth help. Or, we can help you develop the skills you need to proofread and edit your own work over time.



One-to-One Writing & Speaking Consultations

Our consultants, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, are generalists. They specialize in assisting writers and public speakers in a wide variety of situations. While they may not be familiar with the details of every discipline's writing style, they can work collaboratively with you to help you understand and follow the requirements of your discipline's genres for organization, grammar, style, and content. They can also help you understand the cultural dimensions of assignments.

We also offer opportunities to practice English conversation. Whether you want to practice for an upcoming interview, focus on your pronunciation, or just engage in conversation with an English speaker, you can book regular consultations just to get feedback on speaking and listening to English.

We encourage you to let consultants know what you, as an international student, need, especially if English is not your primary language. We encourage you to ask plenty of questions and to let us know if you need a different or more detailed explanation.

If you are a graduate student, you may want to look at our graduate student services.  


We also offer:

  • Graduate Students Workshops Held weekly on Monday nights during fall and spring semesters, these interactive workshops focus on communication topics of interest to grad students, such as avoiding plagiarism, writing a literature review, and proofreading. Many of the topics will be especially applicable to international students and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. Registration opens one week before each event.
  •  Guides on writing and public speaking topics, all available online.
  •  Resources for English Language Learners  This list includes websites focused on grammar, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as links to resources here at Texas A&M. 

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