English Language Program

The English Language Program (ELP) provides support for international and domestic students whose first language is not English in order to help them succeed at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Support takes many forms such as tutoring, workshops, classes and orientations. The English Language Program can help students with a number of items, including:

  • Understanding and working on specific class assignments, instructors’ requirements and feedback
  • Identifying and working on problems with English language skills including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and pronunciation
  • Developing skills and strategies for use in the classroom and with coursework
  • Understanding cultural differences and expectations
  • Adapting to life in the United States and at the school
  • Providing moral support
  • Finding helpful resources at the school and beyond

The ELP office also offers a Summer ESL program for international students.

Contact the ELP office for more information or to make an appointment.

Contact Information:


Allison Riley

ELP Instructor and Coordinator
Email: ariley@newschoolarch.edu
Phone: 619-684-8765
Office Location: HangTen Building #103

Learn more about Allison and her background