Professional & Vocational English Courses


Custom Language Service

English courses for professionals can be custom-designed to meet the needs of working individuals who are seeking professional development.  Designs of these course are flexible allowing for students’ input so that their language needs and interests can be addressed as much as possible. They are delivered on the UCONN campus in Storrs. Courses might include Presentation & Pronunciation, Vocational English, and General Communication.

Courses Available:

Online Academic Writing Course for Graduate Students

This non-credit course is designed for UConn graduate students who are non-native English speakers and writers. The purpose of the course is to develop essential skills for writing research papers appropriate to participants’ academic disciplines. Topics will include positioning, moving from general to specific and from problem to solution, discussing data, summarizing and critiquing, and improving writing though the process of producing multiple drafts. Interactive and collaborative activities will build awareness of common grammatical forms and linguistic conventions of scholarly works, ability to analyze, cite and respond to others’ work, and strategies and resources to support ongoing proofreading and self-editing. Although the course is not designed to be an editing portal for work in other courses, research topics, readings and assignments will draw from participants’ current coursework and academic interests. Following an initial face-to-face meeting, the course will be delivered online through HuskyCT.
When: January 23, 2017 – April 7, 2017 (10 weeks of class time)
Instructor: Stephanie Barefield
Class size: Limited to 15
Cost: $350

For more information please contact us at:

University of Connecticut
American English Language Institute
Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education #218
368 Fairfield Way Unit 4198
Storrs, CT 06269-4198

Telephone: 860-486-2127