Welcome to the English Language Learner Writing Center
 If your native language is not English, do you wonder: Am I sure about English articles, prepositions, and other grammar issues in my paper?  Is my writing clear and concise? Is my word choice accurate?  The English Language Learner Writing Center is for you!

What We Believe About 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.
  • Writing in a second language is always writing with an accent.

Student Success

Students who regularly use the ELLWC have higher GPAs!

 

Student who visited earned around a 3.35 GPA. Student who did not visit earned 2.86

 

"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

Fall 2020

 

We are closed in the summer. 

Our online services will resume on August 24.

New! Face-to-Face Online Appointments!

Written Online Appointments!

Our on-campus appointments are not available during Fall 2020.

COVID-19 Precautions

Due to currents events, we have moved completely to Online Written Consultations. Visit our Online Written Appointments page to make an online appointment.

Supporting International Students During COVID - 19

Though these articles are tailored for Cornell University, many suggestions are relevant to Miami faculty who teach international students remotely.  

 Cox, Michelle. “Guidance for Faculty: Getting & Staying Connected with Int'l Students.”  John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Discipline, https://knight.as.cornell.edu/guidance-faculty-getting-staying-connected-intl-students.

 Cox, Michelle. “Guidance for Int'l Students: Getting & Staying Connected to Cornell.” John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Discipline, https://knight.as.cornell.edu/guidance-intl-students-getting-staying-connected-cornell.