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Language and Culture


Language Resources

English for International Teaching Assistants  

The Center for Language Studies offers courses specifically designed for international graduate students who are or will be teaching assistants.

English Language Support at Brown University (PDF)

Academic year English language support services for Brown University international students and scholars

English as a Second Language (ESL) in and around Providence (PDF)

Contact information for English language support programs in the local community and ESL programs at other nearby universities

American English Resources

Useful resources for non-native speakers of English including exercises on American – English pronunciation and commonly used American proverbs and idioms

Idioms and Phrases

American Proverbs

Glossary of American Slang        


Cultural Resources

The following resources may be helpful as an introduction to U.S. social customs and language. 

US Society

US Culture