|Language Support for Visiting Scholars|
|ICC provides support for visiting scholars who are nonnative English speakers in several ways.|
Warner Hall 308
5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Office: (412) 268-4979
Language Support Orientation
Periodically throughout the semester, the ICC offers an informational session for visiting scholars who are nonnative English speakers or
speakers of other varieties of English. The session offers guidance and discussion of common language and cross-cultural issues experienced by international
scholars and students at CMU. Participants who attend this session learn how to anticipate language challenges and to determine what language support, if any,
is right for them. Note that the session is required before scholars can register for ICC classes.
To be included in the next session, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting scholars who have taken either TOEFL or IELTS should bring copies of their scores, including sub-scores (an official copy is not required, but is useful). Note that the ICC program focuses on advanced academic language and is aimed at students with TOEFL speaking scores of between 18 and 27. The ICC does not offer traditional ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, but can provide referrals to several ESL programs in Pittsburgh.
Self-paced Language Work
Visiting Scholars can take advantage of self-paced work available through ICC:
Carnegie Mellon Activities, Clubs and Events
Participation in these various activities can help you develop both language skills and an understanding of US culture and customs.