Our workshops help instructors make their pedagogy more accessible and inclusive for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Short presentations, in-depth discussions, and hands–on activities will aid instructors in deciding among approaches and strategies for teaching multilingual students. Our workshops create plentiful opportunities for colleagues across the disciplines, ESL professionals, and ELLWC staff to exchange ideas about international (ESL) student support.

Fall 2020 Workshops

Fall 2020 workshops will be held virtually via Zoom.

Supporting International (ELL) Students in Synchronous/Asynchronous Online Environments

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the experiences of international/ELL students in synchronous/asynchronous online environments and strategies you can use to enhance their learning online. You will also learn about services of the English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC) and how to integrate them into your course.

  • Thursday, September 3, 11:40am - 1:00pm


Designing Effective Writing Assignments for International (ESL) Students Enrolled in Courses Across the Disciplines

We will discuss how to design effective writing assignments for ESL students enrolled in content–area courses. We will discuss best practices for assignment design and then you will revise an assignment that you bring with you.

  • Tuesday, October 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Spring 2021 Workshops

Strategies for Responding to Grammar Errors Typical of ESL Writing

You will gain a deeper understanding of the language difficulties ESL/multilingual students experience when they move to discipline-based courses. This workshop will also provide specific strategies to help you respond to ESL students’ writing effectively and efficiently.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Possible Approaches to the Assessment of International (ESL) Students’ Writing in Courses Across the Disciplines

We will explore the factors influencing assessment decisions and approaches to grading the writing produced by ESL students in content-area courses. Bring a writing assignment to assess and grade in light of the discussion.

  • Wednesday, March 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm