There are many opportunities and resources besides ELSP courses which you can use to improve both your writing and your speaking abilities.

Below are some resources you can use here on campus. Click here for resources beyond Emory.

Writing Resources

Emory Writing Center

The Emory Writing Center maintains a number of resources for both ELSP and non-ELSP specific writing concerns, including information on brainstorming, organization, thesis statements, transitions, and documentation, as well as features a number of helpful grammar exercises.


Reading current events is an excellent way to practice your skills. Our local paper is the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Other papers commonly read include the The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

Online Writing Labs

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) features a wide variety of materials for writing practice such as grammar handouts for ESL students.

Listening/Speaking Resources

Go to our on-line Blackboard courses to search for class exercises and materials.

Practice your listening skills with National Public Radio, or go directly to NPR's talk program, All Things Considered.

Search for an online radio station.

Listen to the featured speeches of world history through the History Channel.

Resources in Atlanta

University Affiliated ELSP Programs

Fulton County Adult Education
Griffin Technical College

Gainesville College
English as a Second Language Program

Georgia Institute of Technology
Language Institute

Georgia Perimeter College
English as a Second Language Department

Georgia State University
Intensive English Program
Phome: 404-413-5200
Fax: 404-413-5201

Interactive College of Technology
ESL Department
5303 New Peachtree Road
Chamblee, Georgia 30341
Phone: 770-216-2960
Fax: 770-216-2989

Mercer University
English Language Institute

Troy University Atlanta Site
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N101
Atlanta, Georgia 30388
770-730-0033 X-5125
Kathy Ellis, ESL Administration

Private Schools

(see also Language Schools in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book)

Atlanta English Institute
5455 Buford Highway, Suite B-125
Atlanta, Georgia  30340

English for Internationals
575 Colonial Park Drive
Roswell, GA 30075

IBE Atlanta
Rocco Angone, Director
3855 Presidential Parkway,Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: 770-986-8000
Fax: 678-990-3556

ELS Language Center
1100 South Marietta Parkway Building D
Marietta, GA 30060

Inlingua Atlanta
Catherine Hunt, Executive Director
3355 Lenox Road, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-240-1813
Fax: 404-240-1806

Accent Reduction

Georgia State University
Continuing Education

Evening at Emory
Emory Center for Lifelong Learning
(Accent reduction and ESL instruction)

Atlanta Accent Management, Inc.
Contact Jennifer Adams
770 578-4428

Community ESL Programs

This is not a complete list of English instruction resources. Many religious and community organizations offer English as a Second Language classes.  Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive list available.

Clayton County Adult Education

Gwinnett County ESOL

Clayton State College (Cont. Education)

Gwinnett County Adult Education (Gwinnett Tech)
770-962-7580 ext. 162

Cobb County Adult Education

Catholic Charities,Marietta

DeKalb County Adult Education (DeKalb Tech)
404-297-9522 ext. 507

Latin American Association
Northeast Plaza on Buford Hwy and in Chamblee

Fulton County Adult Education

Literacy Volunteers of America

Central Atlanta Fulton Public Library

Hands On Atlanta

Emory Resources

Emory Writing Center