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Language & Writing Resources

ISAW students are eligible to participate in a variety of NYU-sponsored programs that are intended to improve students' language and writing skills.

Language Courses for Reading Knowledge

ISAW students are eligible to take non-credit summer language courses for reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, and Spanish at NYU. Please visit GSAS's program page for application instructions and deadlines.

Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff free of charge. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for approximately ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Speaking Freely offers sessions in many different languages, including Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin, Swahili, and Spanish. Please visit the Speaking Freely program page for more information.

Dissertation Writing Workshops

ISAW students are eligible to participate in GSAS-organized Dissertation Writing Workshops during the January and summer terms. Please visit GSAS's program page for more information.

Writing Center

The NYU Writing Center is a place where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. The Writing Center is a part of NYU's Expository Writing Program (EWP) in the College of Arts and Science. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with EWP faculty and experienced peer tutors at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.