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Intercultural Communication Center Resources for Visiting Scholars:
Referrals for Language Help
We provide the following services to our international visiting scholars.
Warner Hall 308
5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Office: (412) 268-4979

The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) is a support service for students in full time academic work and does not offer workshops for visiting scholars. Our workshops are aimed at already fluent speakers (students are usually required to have TOEFL scores of at least 600 PBT/84 iBT before being admitted). We do not offer traditional ESL language classes.

Visiting scholars (but not family members) can use the following (stop in our office for more information):

Referrals (ESL classes in Pittsburgh)
Our website provides information on ESL classes in the local area. Many of these classes are either free or very inexpensive. This information is also of benefit to family members.

Self-paced Work
Visiting scholars can participate in self-paced lessons available at the ICC and at Hunt library. During self-paced appointments at our office, you can use a variety of mulitmedia materials. We can recommend specific materials for each student.

Modern Languages
The MLRC is open to anyone at Carnegie Mellon who has an ID card. This center contains audio, video, and computer equipment for language learning.

Carnegie Mellon Clubs
Participation in these activities can help you develop both language skills and an understanding of US culture and customs. Many advanced speakers find that they can best improve their English skills by taking academic classes taught in English.