English Language Coaching

SUMMER UPDATE

During the summer months, English Language Coaching is not available. You can, however, use the following resources.

Option #1:

Access 24/7 Tutoring Support through Smarthinking for help with writing:

More Information about Smarthinking

Option #2:

Set up an online meeting with Academic Coach and Writing Specialist, Leslie Van Wagner.

  • Schedule an appointment through TutorTrac or by emailing lvanwagner@champlain.edu.
  • At the time of your scheduled appointment, check your Google Calendar.  You will see an invitation to join a Google Hangouts Meet.  
  • With Google Hangouts Meet, you will be able to access video conferencing and work with Leslie one-on-one to improve your writing

If you have any questions or need help scheduling an appointment, please feel free to call 802-865-8449.


We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Champlain College provides its multilingual learners with English language support to facilitate navigation of classroom content and encourage participation and confidence in classroom discussions and group projects. Through student-centered learning offered online, one-on-one, and in small groups, the English Language (EL) Coach will support success in the four language domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

The English Language Coach can help you:

  • process, interpret, and evaluate language in a variety of situations.
  • effectively and efficiently articulate ideas in spoken and written language.
  • approach content-based language with greater understanding, providing opportunities for fluency development.
  • ask questions which demonstrate a deeper appreciation for content.
  • collaborate with native English-speaking peers inside and out of the classroom.
  • serve as an advocate for yourself and others, recognizing that learning is a lifelong process for all languages, even birth languages.

Location

Miller Information Commons (Library), 2nd Floor, Room 209

Scheduling Appointments

Students may schedule appointments with the EL Coach online, and are asked to (if possible) share the nature of their work and/or concerns in advance so the Coach will know how to best prepare for the meeting.

Make an Appointment!

Find Support

In addition to working with the EL Coach to acquire greater fluency in the English language, English language learners (ELL) are also encouraged to work with the Writing Center; the Programming, Accounting, and Math labs; and Academic Coaches to take advantage of the full array of support that Champlain provides.