English Language Discussion Circles

Join our discussion circles to practice English conversation.


BCaP in a Box

Having trouble remembering everything you learned in BCaP? Visit this site for a quick refresher.


PhD Writing Support

Resources for doctoral students.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The center's staff members are here to help you improve your skills.

Contact Us

Contact Us

S146 PBB

Contact Director Pamela Bourjaily:

Contact Assistant Director Ryan Sheets:

Judith R. Frank Business Communication Center

The Judith R. Frank Business Communication Center works with Tippie students to ensure that they graduate with the communication skills they need to become industry leaders. It's just one of the ways that our innovative programming has an impact on our graduates. To learn how the Frank Center can help you improve your writing and speaking skills follow the link to Why Business Communication Matters. For writing appointments, tutors can focus on organization and development of content, clarity, and grammar. In speaking appointments, students can practice vocal and physical delivery, organize presentation content, and improve PowerPoint slides.

Our trained staff of graduates and peers serves hundreds of students each semester. Our tutors are trained to handle both business writing and speaking and assignments, and mentor each student individually, using course work as guidelines for critique and review. We work closely with professors and teaching assistants in the writing-intensive courses, develop handouts based on particular assignments, and give targeted presentations to classes.


  • The Frank Business Communication Center announces the opening of the 2015 Mary Thomas Prappas Ethics Essay Contest to all Tippie undergraduates.
  • English Language Discussion Circles are meeting from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in Room S-126 of the Pappajohn Business Building this semester. For more information about the ELDC and how you can improve your conversation skills contact Ryan Sheets.
  • Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook and RenRen. Our new waiting list feature allows you to receive tweets about availability; all you have to do is join our waiting list and check Twitter periodically. You will see a tweet whenever we have cancellations.