Behrend's ELL Alliance of Mentors (BEAM)

Behrend's ELL Alliance of Mentors (BEAM)

BEAM logoGrowing Together in the English Language
Group of International Students


Behrend’s ELL Alliance of Mentors (BEAM) was created as a support group for students enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) courses at Penn State Behrend. Current students whose first language is not English, more advanced in their English skills as well as native English speakers, serve as mentors to ELL students by sharing:

  • Their own experiences learning the English language.
  • Particular practices or techniques which helped them become more skilled in the English language.
  • Pronunciation, idioms, slang, expressions, and other characteristics of the language.
  • Cultural facts and anecdotes from their countries of origin.

Would you like to be a mentor or a mentee?  Please fill out an application here (click): BEAM Mentor/Mentee Application or contact:

Andy Herrera (
Office of Educational Equity & Diversity Programs

Dr. Mary Connerty (
School of Humanities and Social Sciences