English Language Resources

Legal English

These non-credit language-based classes take place early in the semester to provide students whose first language is not English with a forum for the study of legal English. There are typically four two-hour classes in total. Attending all classes is strongly recommended but is not required; students may go to a single or multiple classes. You will receive an email shortly before classes begin detailing the meeting days and times that will be offered and providing sign-up instructions.

The classes cover English terminology related to statutes and case briefing categories. Students will closely examine the sources of legal authority including statutes and case law, and learn about the components of a case--citations, parties, causes of action, facts, procedural history, rules, holdings, dicta, dispositions--and related key vocabulary. A main focus of the sessions is to improve each student’s legal English vocabulary.

Writing Center

At the Writing Center, any NYU student can get help with their writing. The Writing Center is a part of NYU’s Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Science. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing.

International Student Center

The International Student Center is a University-wide center that hosts events for international students including a weekly English Conversation Hour to develop confidence in informal conversational English.

English in Action

English in Action is a non-profit educational organization that helps English language learners by pairing them with tutors for weekly one-to-one conversation sessions