Academic Communication for Multilingual Speakers


Academic Communication for Multilingual Speakers

Students who are multilingual or who have nonnative English speaking parents are welcome to work with Lisa Flanagan, Associate Director of the Baldwin Center, Academic Communication for Multilingual Speakers.

Consultations are being held online in the Fall 2020 semester due to the pandemic.

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 who grew up speaking more than one language is welcome to make an appointment with Lisa by emailing her at or contacting Tammis Donovan, Administrative Coordinator at You may schedule a regular weekly appointment or meet when you have something in particular you want to discuss.

EMS Office Hours: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5:00 pm ET
Friday 10:30 am-5:00 pm ET 
Evening hours available for students in distant time zones.