What other forms of support are available for students?

Although Middlebury does not have an intensive English acquisition or ESL program, CTLR and the Writing Center (WC) are committed to providing students who are non-native speakers of English with support and to helping students connect with other resources throughout the College. Faculty are also provided resources and opportunities through CTLR and the Writing and Rhetoric Program (WRPR) to support their work with multilingual/ESL writers.

For students, CTLR provides:

  • Individual sessions with peer and professional tutors who have training in working with multilingual/ESL writers

  • Occasional workshops in academic reading, writing, and speaking 

For students, WRPR provides:

  • First-year seminars designed to appeal to multilingual/ESL writers 

  • Intensive writing and research courses for first and second year students—e.g., Writing in Academic Contexts (WRPR 0100 and WRPR 0101) 

For faculty, CTLR Provides

  • Embedded course writing tutors who are trained to work with multilingual/ESL writers

  • Workshops and other occasional faculty development opportunities 

For faculty, WRPR provides

  • One-on-one consultations and handouts about working with multilingual/ESL writers

  • Events (lunches, workshops) focused on inclusive writing pedagogy

Writing and Rhetoric Program

Catharine Wright, Director
Chellis House, 201
802.443-2568                                                                                            cwwright@middlebury.edu

Tiffany Wilbur, Coordinator
Mahaney Arts Center, 202
802.443.5412                                                                                          twilbur@middlebury.edu