The Center is committed to supporting students who are non-native speakers of English. Peer tutors are given training and resources for working with these students. In addition, the College's ESL specialist, Shawna Shapiro, offers courses, workshops, and faculty development opportunities.
Although Middlebury does not have an intensive English or ESL program, it does offer language support in a number of ways: The Writing Program offers a First-Year Seminar and Writing Workshops every fall, plus an additional writing course each spring, all focused on the interests and needs of international students. In addition, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) offers optional workshops in reading, writing, and speaking, as well as individual sessions with peer tutors and writing faculty. CTLR also collaborates with staff and faculty across the campus to support students within their programs of study.
Faculty looking for more information on supporting multilingual/ESL writers may wish to view our responses to Frequently Asked Questions.
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For Faculty, Staff, and Peer Tutors
Supporting Multilingual/ESL Students in the Classroom (short version)
*Also see other CTLR Teaching Resources
*Also see other CTLR Learning Resources
(Appointments with professional tutors can be made online or by contacting CTLR)