Multilingual Writing Resources for Faculty and Advisors

If you are a professor, instructor, advisor, or TA who works with multilingual students, welcome! We at the RWC are committed to providing equitable support for ESL and other multilingual student writers. Here, we will introduce you to the support resources we offer for both your students and you.

RWC Resources for Multilingual Students

Scheduled or Drop-in Consultations

As with all students, ESL & multilingual students are welcome to drop in or schedule consultation appointments at the RWC at any time. Please feel free to refer students to us! There’s a common misconception that to visit us, students must have a paper draft ready to revise. This is not the case! We work with students wherever they’re at in the writing process, whether they need help understanding a prompt or assignment, brainstorming ideas for their paper, creating an outline, revising a paragraph, or revising a full draft. We can even help students learn reading tips and strategies.

Click here for more information about our scheduled or drop-in consultations. Students interested in a consultation should visit our homepage (rwc.byu.edu) for links to schedule an appointment or drop in virtually or visit us in person at 3340 HBLL.

Writing Tutorial for Multilingual Students

For multilingual writers enrolled in writing-heavy courses, we have another option for support: The Writing Tutorial for Multilingual Students. In the Tutorial, students are paired one-on-one with a specially-trained peer writing consultant. They meet with this same consultant for one hour every week from the time they join the Tutorial through the end of the semester.

The Tutorial has much in common with our regular, one-on-one consultations: meaningful collaborative experiences with a peer consultant, help at any stage of the writing process, student-led support, etc. However, there are key differences:

1. Consultants in the Tutorial receive an additional level of training in working with multilingual writers.

2. Students in the Tutorial get consistent support over time from the same consultant (including help with setting and achieving goals) in a way that isn’t possible in a single session.

For more information about the Tutorial, visit our web page for students here (this page includes links to the sign-up form), click on or download the Full Description below, or reach out to Katie Watkins, the RWC Multilingual Writing Guide (katie_watkins@byu.edu).

Resources for Faculty and Advisors

Training Materials for Instructors & TAs

We at the RWC would love to help you, your instructors, or your TAs learn more about practices and principles for helping ESL/multilingual students and responding to their writing.

Click below to download a short, asynchronous training we developed for instructors and TAs:

For additional resources or to host a short, synchronous training, please contact Katie Watkins:

Flyers and Infographics

Click below to view or download flyers and infographics about RWC services for multilingual writers you can share with students as well as your department, office, or etc. Feel free to print these or distribute them electronically. Choose the ones that best fit the population of students you serve regularly.