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Student Resources

The following resources may be useful to help your students improve their English skills. Please feel free to link to this page on your Moodle site, share it in your syllabus, and refer students to these resources as needed throughout the semester.

You can also print and share these campus ESL Resources for Students.

English as a Second Language Courses

The Minnesota English Language Program offers a range of different Academic English (AEP) courses that target reading and writing, listening and speaking, grammar, business English, and pronunciation skills. If you are not sure what course to take, or you need a permission number to register, please contact for more information. 

Fall AEP 2017 Courses

Please note: Most of our courses require students to receive a permission number: this is so that we can verify that students are being placed in the course that will provide them the greatest support. Students can contact the MELP office by phone (612-624-1503) or e-mail (, and provide their student ID number to receive a permission number.

Nondegree Students

Nondegree students who are not yet admitted to the University of Minnesota can take intensive English coursework by applying to our Intensive English Program. E-mail for more information about how to apply.

Student English Language Support (SELS)

If you are an international undergraduate student and you need English language support, SELS is an on-campus service that offers free 45-minute consultations to international undergraduate students to help develop their English skills.

During a consultation, students can work with trained consultants on any English language skill, including writing, reading, speaking, pronunciation, social skills, and listening.

To make an appointment or to find our schedule for walk-in hours, please visit the SELS website. You can also e-mail SELS at

Writing Support

The University of Minnesota offers a variety of options to help students improve and get feedback on their writing:

Conversation Practice

One of the best ways for students to improve their language skills is to get practice. The opportunities below provide different ways to practice English while getting involved on campus!

Academic Support