Language Support

Chinese Language Clinic

The Chinese Language Clinic is a free service for NYU Shanghai students enrolled in Chinese courses. The Language Clinic offers one-on-one help with your assigned oral sheet, practice of words and expressions, writing assignments and other learning difficulties to improve students' Chinese. Students can make appointments and the clinic is open from Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5pm. Questions about the service should be directed to Shanghai Chinese Program at Make an appointment here with WCOnline now!


Speaking Freely Online

Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff free of charge. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for approximately ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you'll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity—a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit—as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Speaking Freely offers sessions in many different languages, including Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, English, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin, Swahili, and Spanish. When planning your Speaking Freely schedule, please keep in mind that languages may vary each semester. Please see the schedule for meeting times and locations. It's the perfect way to meet people and try out a language and culture before you study abroad or visit another country.. For more information, please visit the website for Speaking Freely Online.

English Conversational Practice

The Academic Resource Center provides a variety of opportunities for students to improve their English speaking, listening comprehension, and presentation skills to help build confidence in expressing their ideas in the classroom and beyond. In one-on-one appointments with Global Academic Fellows, students discuss popular television shows, listen to radio podcasts, and tackle interesting conversation topics, dissecting colloquialisms and cultural nuances of English communication. Public speaking workshops and other programs are also held throughout the year.