ESL Support Lab

NOTE: Due to personnel shortages for the Fall 2022 semester, the ESL Support Lab will be temporarily suspended.  If you need support and you are in one of our IEP, CEAP or CESL classes, please make an appointment with your instructor for assistance during their office hours. They are more than happy to help you.  If you are not in one of our classes, or if you cannot meet your instructor during office hours, please visit the UNL Writing Center.  The Writing Center offers many of same services as the support lab.  We hope to be back in the spring semester. 



The ESL Support Lab is a free service offered by Programs in English as a Second Language to all international students at the university who need language-related assistance. Our consultants are trained ESL professionals who take great satisfaction in helping students succeed in their courses. At the lab, students can get help with 

  • understanding homework or assigned projects from their ESL or academic classes
  • understanding difficult reading passages from their textbooks or other materials
  • brainstorming ideas for projects or formal essays 
  • revising formal essays
  • incorporating sources and properly citing them in their formal essays
  • improving grammar and vocabulary in their assignments

Guidelines for using the ESL Support Lab (please read before your first lab session)