An area of the JMU Learning Centers, English Language Learner Services serves the JMU community of learners through focused attention to cultivating American English in the academic context. The increasing enrollment of multilingual learners makes for a dynamic campus experience where all participants’ learning is enhanced. ELLS supports faculty, students, and staff as a resource for language acquisition information, best practices in teaching and learning, and dialogue for action in creating an inclusive learning environment. 


English Language Learner Services facilitates language acquisition through tutoring academic language and skills, assisting with academic cultural transitions, advocating for an inclusive campus, and supporting faculty and staff working with linguistic diversity.


Expand services to positively affect most language learners at JMU, whether through tutoring, programs, or advocacy (personal and/or university-level).  


Our learner-centered services value excellence, integrity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

Click to view the ELLS Social Justice Plan

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