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English Language Learner Writing Center

The mission of the English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC) is to provide one-on-one consulting to undergraduate and graduate multilingual student writers. Through collaborative peer interaction, supportive and well-trained consultants help students, whose first language is not English, become more confident users of English academic language and effective, autonomous writers across genres and disciplines. We ensure opportunities for student writers to understand and practice multiple proofreading, self-editing, and polishing strategies as well as improve their English language skills necessary for achieving academic and professional success.

Spring 2024 Hours

Effective February 5 to May 17

In-Person Appointments

MacMillan Hall, Room 15

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Important: To access the ELLWC, use the parking-lot entrance in the back of the building. 

On Sunday, the entrance door opens at 1:45pm.

Written Online Appointments

  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Student Success

Students who regularly use the ELLWC have higher GPAs!

"The consultant gave me lots of useful suggestions for improving my essay." –Student

"She pointed out my mistakes and helped me correct them. . . She has boosted my confidence in writing." –Student

Choose Your Appointment Type

The English Language Learner Writing Center (ELL WC) encourages all multilingual students to schedule an appointment when they need assistance in improving any writing project, including papers, PowerPoint presentations, resumes, cover letters, and applications. The appointment lasts 45 minutes or less.

Our People

Dr. Larysa Bobrova, Coordinator

As a coordinator of the ELL WC, Larysa Bobrova’s goal is to support multilingual student writers and faculty. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University specializing in cognitive semantics and second language acquisition. Her teaching and scholarly interests lie in second language writing pedagogy and teacher education. She enjoys sharing innovative teaching strategies with faculty for teaching multilingual students. In her teaching, she aims to bring together rigorous theoretical enquiry with language pedagogy attempting to enhance the learning process by making it both productive and enjoyable.

Our Consultants

Our consultants are Miami undergraduate students from diverse majors and with a variety of interests.

Meet the Team

Alexa is a sophomore majoring in History. She often writes creatively and hopes to work in a museum upon graduation.
Callie is a senior majoring in Professional Writing and Environmental Science and is working on her minor in Japanese. She is a member of Miami's new aerial arts club and hopes to hold a leadership position in the future. She enjoys writing and drawing in her spare time.

Claire is a senior double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. On campus, she is involved with The Miami Student and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. When she’s not studying or writing for the newspaper, she can be found reading, going on runs, and hanging out with friends.

Clare is a junior double majoring in Political Science and English Literature. She enjoys reading in her free time and plans on applying to law school in the upcoming year.

Elyse is a French and Linguistics double major. She enjoys reading and writing in her time off and plans to work as a high school French teacher after graduation.

Fiona is a junior with a Creative Writing major and a minor in Rhetoric Writing. Once she graduates, she hopes to be published within a year and intends to pursue a master's degree. She is president of ACW and is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community at Miami.

Grace is a sophomore with a double major in Integrated English Language Arts Education and English Literature. She hopes to work as a high school English teacher after graduation. Grace works as a substitute teacher in local school districts during breaks and is currently a Head SEAL Ambassador.

Halle is a senior Political Science major and is an active member in her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma. She is also president of her ROTC club, Start Strong. She intends to be a lawyer where she will exercise her writing skills on a daily basis.

Ian is a senior majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology. He has studied Deaf culture and ASL academically and aspires to learn more about language development. He is a proud member of the Men's Glee Club and Tabletop Gaming Club.

Jazlyn is a senior with majors in Linguistics and Spanish with a minor in statistical methods. She also takes Chinese classes at Miami and wants to learn multiple languages. She is part of the staff for a campus literary magazine, Happy Captive. She enjoys reading, playing badminton and exploring nature.

Justin is a senior majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Anthropology. He has several years of experience learning Spanish and, in the future, plans to develop his skills in Italian, French, German, and Greek. His interests and hobbies include movies, music, travel, fencing, fashion and design, as well as activities in nature such as birdwatching. After graduating, he plans to enter the National Park Service as a park ranger.
Letha is a senior Professional Writing and Fashion Corporate Business double major. They serve as Program Chair for Sigma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity on campus, and are involved in Choraliers, Miami's treble chorus, as well as Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society. Letha is currently studying Korean and hopes to teach English abroad after graduation before attending law school.
Madalyn is a junior with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She pursues her interest in language daily through her speech-aimed courses here at Miami. Once she graduates, she hopes to work as a pediatric speech-language pathologist, helping children work through and overcome speech/swallowing disorders.
Olivia  is a sophomore double majoring in Creative Writing and Professional Writing with a minor in Political Science. After graduation, she hopes to work at a publishing firm as an editor or a literary agent. She is currently a poetry and prose editor for The Femellectual, a literary publication on campus focused on intersectional feminism.


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English Language Learner Writing Center

MacMillian Hall, Room 15
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