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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.

Our Beliefs About Multilingual Writing

  • Learning to write in a second language is a lifelong process.
  • Writing persuasively in a language does not imply being a native speaker of this language.
  • Writing in a second language is a complex combination of composing and language acquisition processes.
  • Multilingual writing is always writing with an accent.

Fall 2023 Location and Hours

Effective September 5 to October 25.

In-Person Appointments

MacMillan Hall, Room 17

  • Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and  6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and  5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Important: On Sunday, the entrance door opens at 1:45 pm. Use the parking lot entrance in the back of the building.

Written Online Appointments

  • Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hours for October 25 to December 8 will be posted in mid-October.

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

Meet Our Consultants

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 learning process by making it both productive and enjoyable.

English Language Learner Writing Center

MacMillian Hall, Room 17
Oxford, Ohio 45056