Language Support and Services

English Language Resources – Storrs

University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)

UCAELI offers full time ESL courses on the Storrs campus full time during summer and academic terms, as well as evening classes for current students during the academic year.

Vernon Regional Adult Basic Education (VRABE)

Free ESL classes for residents of certain towns offered at Mansfield Public Library and E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield. TOEFL prep courses offered in summer. Courses offered in other towns as well.

Cross-Cultural Connections (CCC)

Practice your English with a conversation partner! Join this program coordinated by UConn Community Outreach. Sign up early! Contact:

UConn Writing Center

Free tutoring by appointment and walk-in, as well as seminars in academic writing for graduate students. The Writing Center does not provide line editing, but will help you to generate ideas and organize your content, and may be able to provide resources to help you practice/improve your grammar.

International Huskies Writing Assistance

IHWA is a student-run initiative to help support international student writers recognize and revise grammatical problems in their written work.  Contact:


English Language Resources – Other Campuses

UConn Writing Center

Avery Point




 Hartford Public Library

ESL classes and English self-study resources

Translation Services

International students and scholars may occasionally require document language translation to submit support documents in English for official services like Driver’s License applications or USCIS government benefit applications.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) maintains a list of approved translation services in Connecticut. Find the list here.

There may be other translation providers in Connecticut, but if you require document translation for DMV application purposes, you must use one of these translators.