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Orientation to New Chinese Students - Oakland Campus

This guide is created to help newly arrived Chinese students to get familiar with the University Library System's (ULS) resources and services.

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English Support

About the Writing Center

The Writing Center provides a place for all University of Pittsburgh students to come to work on their writing. The Center is staffed by experienced consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. The services are free to all University of Pittsburgh affiliates.

412-624-6556

University of Pittsburgh
317B O'Hara Student Center
4024 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

writecen@pitt.edu


Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with writing center, you need to use their use online appointment system. If it is your first time, you need to register for an account using your PITT email address.

Screenshot of writing center login page


International Café and Writers' Café

During Fall and Spring Terms, the writing center offers International Café and Writers' Café, which are series of workshops that tackle some of the difficulties of writing and using English as a non-native speaker. Free refreshments, good learning opportunities, and fun. Check the linked pages to see dates and times.

If you're looking for a language partner, fill out this form to be matched with someone whose schedule and preferences match yours. Requests will be sent out to Asian Studies Center's blog.

For more information, please visit ASC's language partner website.

You can make full use of the rich collection of English eBooks and audio books to improve your English reading and listening capability, and improve your English pronunciation and intonation!

Carnegie Public Library (CLP) provides "Let's Speak English!" Classes.

"If English is not your native tongue, join our group for lively English conversation:

  • These classes are FREE.
  • You do not have to register for the classes.
  • You do not need to bring anything or buy anything.
  • New participants are welcome at any time.
  • This class is for adults, but young people are welcome as long as they behave respectfully."

For more information, please visit CLP's Language Classes website.


Locations & Times

Carnegie Public Library - Oakland, Main

  • Hours: Every Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Contact: Bonnie or Rita
                  412-622-3151
                  newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org
     

Carnegie Public Library - Squirrel Hill

  • Hours: Every Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: 5801 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Contact: CLP - Squirrel Hill
                  412-422-9650
                  squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org
     

Carnegie Public Library - Downtown & Business

  • Hours: Every Friday 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Location: 612 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Contact: CLP - Downtown & Business
                  412-281-7141
                  downtown@carnegielibrary.org
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