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1-to-1 Consultations

The English Language Center (ELC) offers 1-to-1 Consultations that are designed to meet the speaking and writing needs of Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and scholars who use English as an additional language. Employees of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are not eligible for consultation sessions.

Due to the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the university’s students, faculty, and scholars, their abilities and needs in accomplishing course speaking and writing requirements may vary significantly from those of native English-speaking students. The instructors and consultants at the ELC are well acquainted with typical speaking and writing styles of non-native English speakers. Consultations are between participants and consultants in order to determine the individual’s most pressing needs. Sessions provide constructive feedback to help speakers and writers develop strategies for success in the academic context.

Special Information

All ELC 1-to-1 Speaking, Pronunciation, and Writing Consultations are remote via Zoom.

The day of your appointment, your consultant will email you a Zoom meeting invitation with instructions. Learn how Zoom meeting invitations work:

Consultations Offered

1-to-1 Consultations Policies

Please review our 1-to-1 Consultation Policies.


For more information about 1-to-1 Consultations, contact:

English Language Center, Main Office
Tel: +1 615-322-2277