Life at UConn: English Language (ESL) / Writing Support

Storrs Campus:

1 – University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)
ESL classes on the Storrs campus, program includes summer term, full-time and part-time English classes including Business English and evening English classes (EECIS). There is a fee for classes.
Contact: or call (860)486-2127

2 –Vernon Regional Adult Basic Education (VRABE)
FREE ESL classes at Mansfield Public Library, E.O. Smith High School & Tolland (Birch Grove Primary School). *Other towns and areas offered as well – check the website below for details.  Classes meet during fall and spring semester. Must bring photo ID with date of birth in order to register.
Contact: Dr. Claudia Nunn, Regional Facilitator,, or 860-870-6060 ext.14; or Laurel Leibowitz, 860-870-6750, ext. 215

3 – “Cross-Cultural Connections”
FREE Conversation Partner program administered through Community Outreach. SIGN UP EARLY!!
You can also visit the website and scroll down the page to view Language & Literacy programs.  See “Cross-Cultural Connections” for more information.

4 –Writing Center (at all UConn campuses)
FREE peer counseling writing tutorials which last up to 45 minutes. Undergraduates may make up to 3 appointments per week. Locations at all campuses.  Storrs Campus – MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

Avery Point
Hartford Campus
Stamford Campus
Waterbury Campus

Hartford Campus Students:

1 – Hartford Public Library
Classes available year-round at the Downtown, Dwight and Park branches.  Great list of other regional ESL providers too! More information online here: Hartford Public Library

2 – West Hartford Libraries
FREE ESOL classes and English practice groups at the Noah Webster and Faxon Libraries.  More information online here: West Harford Libraries

Stamford Campus Students:

1 – Stamford Public Library
Let’s Talk – ESL Conversation Group meets several times a week.  More information online here: The Ferguson Library