English Language Learner Support

Services available to students who are bilingual and looking for support with the English language structure:

Extended Time on Exams/Quizzes

To promote fairness and inclusivity, we're offering extended time on exams and quizzes for English Language Learners (ELLs). Here's what you need to know:

  1. Eligibility: If you're an ELL student approved for this accommodation, you'll receive extra time on exams and quizzes, tailored to your needs.
  2. How to Request: Schedule an appointment with either Jen Martinez or Alexandra Hidalgo through Navigate and they will be able to assist you on getting the extended time.

If you have any questions, please contact either martinezj51@southernct.edu or hidalgoa2@southernct.edu

Bilingual Writing and Comprehension

Tutors are there to support students with basic English language structure.  Appointments can be made on navigate. 

Academic Support

There is a variety of academic support through Tutors, PALS, and Academic Success Coaches. There are several who speak another language and the information is listed below.  Additionally, if you need support with a course that does not have someone who speaks your language, you can fill out this form and we can work to find an interpreter for your session in your language.

Kiara Matias - PAL
Sun 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 10:00am
Thu 8:00am - 10:00am; 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Samantha Maces - TUTOR
Mon 8:30am - 10:00am; 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Tue 11:15am - 11:45am
Wed 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu 11:15am - 11:45am

Anna Jani - TUTOR
Mon 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 3:00pm

Ivianna Morales - NAVIGATOR
Mon 10:00am – 2:00pm; 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am – 9:30am; 11:00am – 12:00pm
Wed 9:30am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 2:00pm; 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Thu 10:00am – 12:00pm

Paola Rodriguez - NAVIGATOR
Tue 8:00am – 12:00pm
Wed 11:00am – 2:00pm
Thu 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fri 8:00am – 11:00am

Tanisha Guadalupe De Jesús - NAVIGATOR
Tue 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Wed 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Thu 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Fri 8:00am – 11:00am

Josue Campos - NAVIGATOR
Mon 10:30am – 12:00pm
Tue 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Wed 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Thu 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Phoenyx Meira - PAL/MAT100 PAL 
Sun 5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Mon 1:45pm - 3:15pm 
Tue 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Wed 10:45am - 1:15pm; 12:45pm - 3:15pm }Thu 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Fri 11:30am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 4:30pm 

Lillian Oliveira - COACH 
Mon 1:00pm - 6:00pm 
Tue 10:00am - 12:00pm 
Wed 10:00am - 4:30pm 
Fri 11:30am - 2:00pm; 3:00pm - 4:30pm 

Amira Madineh - TUTOR 
Tue 8:00am - 1:30pm 
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Thu 8:00am - 1:30pm 

Angel Lee – TUTOR
Wed 3:30pm - 9:00pm 
Thu 8:30am - 12:00pm 

Derrick Arnold - TUTOR
Mon 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
Wed 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Fri 2:00pm - 4:30pm 

Dom Carrillo - TUTOR 
Mon 2:00pm - 6:00pm 
Wed 2:00pm - 6:00pm 
Fri 8:00am - 10:00am 

Shafqat Mashrakey - TUTOR 
Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm 
Wed 11:00am - 2:00pm 

Study Hall

  • Monday
    1:30 pm - 4 pm
    Buley Library 312
  • Tuesday
    1 pm - 3 pm
    Buley Library 326

Students who would like to come to CASAS and a space to study and speak to friends in the language you feel comfortable with.

Peer Mentors for Bilingual Students

Meet with Spanish-speaking peers to help support you with questions about anything you need. You can make an appointment with one through navigate.

Peer Mentors

Renalee Muñoz
Monday: 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Gabriela Arce Lanzo
Monday: 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 10:30 AM; 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 12 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 11 AM

    Conversation Partners

    If you wish to strengthen your English skills, we offer conversation partners where you can freely speak to them about whatever you are comfortable with. Conversation partners can benefit:

    1. Practical Learning: Conversations with fluent speakers offer real-life language practice, improving your speaking skills, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
    2. Cultural Insights: You gain cultural context and insight, enhancing your understanding of the language and the culture it represents.
    3. Motivation and Confidence: Engaging with fluent speakers boosts your motivation and confidence, making your language learning journey more rewarding.

    Our conversation partner for Fall 2023 is Natalie Quiroz. To meet with Natalie, one can make an appointment via Navigate. She is available Friday from 1:30-4 PM.