Spoken English Programs

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who want to practice pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary, and other spoken English skills can sign up for Spoken English Tutoring through our Spoken English Language Partner (SELP) program. Find an appointment at tutortrac.case.edu

Who are the Spoken English Language Partners (SELP)?

We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students trained to help with presentation skills, pronunciation, classroom participation, fluency, and vocabulary. We meet individually with CWRU undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Many of us are working on degrees in English, but some of us have backgrounds in communication or science and engineering. We have all been trained to help you with your spoken English needs!

"I am getting more and more confident to speak English with the help from tutors of SELP." - CWRU Student

If you have any questions about SELP, please contact Elise Geither. This program is supported by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE). You can make an appointment with one of the Spoken English Language Partners (SELP) at tutortrac.case.edu.

Spoken English Seminar for Graduate and Professional Students (fee-based)

A fee-based workshop for graduate and professional students interested in improving their spoken English skills is available. Contact Elise Geither for more information.


A FREE six-week Seminar in Culture and Communication specifically for existing or new graduate and professional international students runs every semester. In this seminar, students will gain a deeper understanding of US culture while improving spoken English skills.

During this seminar, students will participate in thoughtful discussions and authentic situations with instructors and campus guests for confidently communicating in English. Seminar enrollment will be kept small enough for ample time to practice spoken English.

"This seminar taught me a lot about American culture and the various social problems in the US. I now feel more confident interacting with people outside of my normal social circle." - CWRU Student

Topics will include: idioms, restaurant/food culture, humor/jokes, academic culture, networking, US history, academic resources, and social interactions.

Please contact Elise Geither with questions.