Support for Multilingual Writers
University Writing Program
Multilingual writers have unique strengths and needs. The University Writing Program works with students and faculty to navigate the conventions of written English. We help them make informed choices that reflect their individual voice. We offer support for multilingual writers at any stage of their writing process. We encourage student ownership of texts through collaboration and negotiation.
We can help students with the following and more:
- Brainstorming and generating ideas
- Organizing, writing outlines
- Unpacking and understanding writing prompts and assignments
- Using sources effectively
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Identifying and revising grammatical errors
We look forward to hearing from you. To learn more, please email Dr. Lisa DiMaio, Coordinator, Multilingual Learner Writing Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email the Drexel Writing Center’s Operations Manager at email@example.com or call 215.895.6633.
In accordance with the practices and positions of the Conference of College Composition and Communication, we:
- Recognize and support multilingual writers’ practices of integrating their unique linguistic and cultural resources into writing.
- Are sensitive to multilingual writers’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
- Use tutoring practices rooted in second language writing theories.
Faculty Reader English Language Learning Specialists
EdD Policy, Planning, and Administration in Higher Education
West Chester University
MEd Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
MS Ed Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
University of Pennsylvania
MA Writing Studies
Saint Joseph’s University
Support For Students
Multilingual undergraduate writers can schedule an appointment with a Faculty English Language Learning Specialist or one of our specially trained Peer Readers.
Undergraduate multilingual writers will find support for their writing at any stage in the process from the Peer Readers and Faculty Reader English Language Learner (ELL) Specialists. Utilizing a collaborative approach to learning, tutors engage multilingual writers in conversation and negotiation of meaning while remaining sensitive to various cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Please select the “Peer Readers” or “Faculty Reader ELL Specialist” schedule from the drop-down menu on the top of the page after you log into the online scheduling system system.
Support for Graduate Students
Multilingual graduate writers can schedule an appointment with a Faculty English Language Learning Specialist or one of our Graduate Consultants, who receive dedicating training.
Graduate multilingual writers will find support for various writing projects, like research papers, theses, dissertations, and articles for publication, from our Graduate Consultants and Faculty Reader ELL Specialists. Understanding graduate students’ challenges and concerns, consultants and specialists facilitate a collaborative environment and provide feedback that helps students achieve their writing goals.
Please select the “Graduate Consultants” or “Faculty Reader ELL Specialist” schedule from the drop-down menu on the top of the page after you log into the online scheduling system system.
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Support for Faculty
The University Writing Program supports multlingual faculty in all areas of their writing and research. We also offer professional development workshops for faculty interested in learning appropriate methodology for teaching and assessing multilingual writers.
To learn more, please email Dr. Lisa DiMaio, Coordinator, Multilingual Learner Writing Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email the Drexel Writing Center’s Operations Manager at email@example.com or call 215.895.6633.
Language, Writing and Research Initiative
Multilingual writers may also benefit from the Language, Writing and Research Initiative. This collaboration between the Drexel Writing Center, the English Language Center, and the Drexel Libraries offers support with writing and researching in English with accordance to western academic tradition – for example, researching, using sources, and properly citing them. This consultation service is offered completely through email.
How consultations work:
- A student emails a paper to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the assignment or directions for the paper and the due date.
- The writing specialist, English language specialist, and research specialist review the paper – students do not do anything in this step.
- As needed, each specialist will provide written feedback via email.
- Students can expect a response within 48 hours.
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