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.

GSAS 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.

GSAS Writing Advisor

The GSAS Writing Advisor is available by appointment for one-on-one sessions to provide feedback on written work, discuss writing ideas, and help overcome writer's block. The advisor can help brainstorm ideas, work on a manuscript's structure and organization, and/or focus on academic style and language. Sessions can focus on: (1) grant applications, (2) PhD petitions or proposals, (3) dissertation chapters, (4) research papers or journal articles, and (5) conference abstracts or presentations.

GSAS 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.

GRI Summer Dissertation Writing Program

ISAW students in the advanced stages of dissertation writing are eligible to apply to summer intensive dissertation-writing workshops held at NYU research institutes in Berlin, London, Paris and Washington, D.C. Visit the Global Research Initiatives page for application info and deadlines.

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.

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.