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 Center’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.
For more information on supporting multilingual/ESL writers, please visit our *new* FAQs page.
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*Also see other CTLR Teaching Resources
*Also see other CTLR Learning Resources
(Appointments with Shawna Shapiro or other professional tutors can be made online or by contacting CTLR)