MICA is committed to the continued growth and success of its international students and those for whom English is a second language (ESL). To support the specific cultural and linguistic needs of these students, MICA’s ESL specialist teaches a class in a completely sheltered classroom. The curriculum is tailored to focus on developing non-native English speakers’ command of oral and written language, while broadening their knowledge of American culture, academic discourse, and artistic terminology (offered fall semester only).
In addition, the Language, Literature, and Culture department offers a writing workshop solely for ESL, designed to assist ESL writers in the construction of texts for the two primary foundation-year liberal arts courses, Art Matters and Critical Inquiry. The Writing Studio, a campus-wide support service, also staffs trained and experience tutors to aid ESL students in developing their English speaking and writing skills. For more information, please contact the Writing Studio at 410-225-2418 or the ESL specialist at 410-225-2253.