Teaching Multilingual/ESL Writers

The Writing and Rhetoric Program is committed to supporting students who are non-native speakers of English.  Below are several handouts for faculty that provide guidance on teaching and assessing the writing of multilingual and ESL learners.

Chart of Teaching Suggestions

Handout from faculty workshop

For more information about these handouts, or about supporting multilingual/ESL writers, please contact Professor Shawna Shapiro.

Although Middlebury does not have an intensive English acquisition or ESL program, it does offer language support in a number of ways: The Writing and Rhetoric Program offers a First-Year Seminar and Writing Workshop courses (WRPR 0100 & WRPR 0101).  In addition, the Writing Center, located in 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.

Academic Reading Strategies (3 pg handout)

Academic Speaking: Class Discussion and Presentations

Academic English Vocabulary: Top 60 Words

*Also see CTLR Learning Resources

For individual Multilingual Student Support, please contact Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics, Shawna Shapiro (sshapiro@middlebury.edu), or Assistant Professor of Writing, Hector J. Vila, PhD (hvila@middlebury.edu).

(Appointments with professional writing tutors can be made online or by contacting CTLR)