Resources for Non-Native English Speakers

Speaking and Writing

Johns Hopkins University Center for Language Education – University program
Postdoctoral Fellows in the School of Medicine may register without being charged tuition for the ESL Summer Program only. Registration for summer courses will require the postdoctoral fellow to first visit the School of Medicine Registrar’s Office to obtain a Verification of Enrollment form. Failure to obtain this form prior to registration will result in the student being billed for tuition fees. SOM enrollment forms should be sent directly to along with the ESL online application.

Community Colleges – Fee based classes

Speaking Only

Strong City Baltimore at the University Baptist Church – Free Public program
Adult Options in Education – Free Public Program
Hopkins Toastmasters Club – Advanced Speakers
"Improving Spoken English" – Video with Scott Morgan
Three apps to help you work on your English on are reviewed in a New York Times audio article entitled "English Grammar Aids for Both Native Speakers and Students".

Writing Only

Hurley Write online courses – Fee Based Course
Contact Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) for reduced rate

Editing Service – Fee Based
Professional Development and Career Office

Research Writing for Non-Native English Speakers ten-week Fall course – Fee Based
Professional Development and Career Office

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Videos, grammar exercises and more

Welch Library Online Resources

Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English by Hilary Glasman-Deal
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.