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English for Multi-Lingual Speakers (EMS)

Students who are multilingual or who have non-native English speaking parents are welcome to work with Lisa Flanagan, Bowdoin College's English for Multilingual Speakers (EMS) advisor.

Topics addressed in individual, confidential, tutoring sessions with Lisa:

  • Pronunciation, grammar, register, and academic norms of Western writing
  • First year adjustment to rigorous college demands for reading and writing
  • Western conventions on citations and plagiarism
  • Offering supplemental support to domestic students who wish to augment their writing skills.

Any student is welcome to make an appointment either directly with Lisa or through the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT). You may schedule a regular weekly appointment or meet when you have something in particular you want to discuss.

EMS Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30-4:30 p.m.