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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 and Writing Consultations are online to help support you for the rest of the semester.

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

Consultations Offered

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional students may schedule up to three (3) consultations per week.

Please note: consultations are offered only during Fall and Spring semesters (closed during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break).


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

Adam Steffanick, Assistant Director
Tel: +1 615-322-2277