Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (formerly known as Learning Services) offers free services to Northland students including tutoring and disability services.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Services

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Do you want to improve your ability to speak, listen, read, or write in English? Do people use words or phrases that are unfamiliar to you? Do you want to gain confidence in using English? Northland can help you!

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center offers specialized English language help. We can assist you with homework for your Northland classes, including helping with papers or understanding lecture notes that are unclear. We can also help you connect with other staff and faculty at Northland. The ASC offers tutors on specific topics like writing, math, science, liberal arts, and technical courses.

Students with limited English proficiency are only eligible for academic accommodations through the Academic Success Center if they have a documented disability. However, individual instructors may choose, upon their discretion, to provide services such as additional time on exams or use of translation resources, particularly for students who are attending college for the first time.

You can find the ASC here:

East Grand Forks campus: Rooms 578, 579, and 580
Phone: 218-683-8560

Thief River Falls campus: Room 205
Phone: 218-683-8560

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education offers general English language help. They can measure your basic English skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and help you prepare for college studies. ABE can help students with grammar, context, pronunciation, idioms, preparing for Accuplacer – and more. You can continue general services while you are a Northland student, but they cannot help with college-level assignments.

You can find ABE here:

East Grand Forks campus: Room 560
Phone: 218-793-2380

Thief River Falls campus: Room 213
Phone: 218-683-8764

Note: Minnesota residents are given first priority for services on the Northland campuses; North Dakota (or other) residents may be placed on a waiting list for services. North Dakota residents may also ask about ESL services through:

Adult Learning Center
Stanford Centre
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
701-795-2777