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Welcome to the ECPI University Libraries LibGuide for English as an Additional Language. This guide was designed by the ECPI University Library faculty to help you learn more on how to better your understanding of English and the possible obstacles you are facing.  


ELL expert Susan Lafond explains the difference between the terms Basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) and how it relates to social vs. academic language.

A look at the types of cognitive skills students need to develop, and the general academic language required to develop these skills and demonstrate learning through English.


Microsoft Teams Tutoring: Writing & Math:

For additional tutoring opportunities, please look in Canvas under ALL COURSES. In addition to your regular courses, you will be enrolled in program-specific tutoring.