For Non-UW Students, or UW Students with an English Language Proficiency
For English Language Learners - Support for the Study of College Writing:
The following list of resources is meant to give you some options and direction
if you think you can benefit from additional language support. If you have
Language Proficiency Requirement, you must first satisfy that
requirement by taking Academic
English Program courses ENGL 101, 102, 103*, or 104, as appropriate.
*Note that students enrolled in ENGL 103 may take a specially-designated
section of ENGL 131, freshman composition, concurrently. See listings for
in the Time
Schedule for details.
- The Academic
English Program (AEP). The Academic
English Program offers a series of courses (English
101, 102, and 103) that build from grammar and vocabulary to academic
reading and writing conventions. All except for English 101 count toward
fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, although not the “C” requirement.
The courses are fee-based, but may be worth it long-term. AEP also
offers English 104: Academic Listening and Speaking. The AEP has a “paid
tutor list” if
students would like to work with someone outside of class.
- Targeted Tutoring. The Odegaard
Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers group tutoring for English Language Learners in composition courses. Targeted tutoring pairs an OWRC tutor with a group of 3-5 students who are enrolled in the same composition course. It is aimed at providing a low-stakes, collaborative learning environment outside the classroom to discuss writing strategies. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org early in the quarter.
- ESL Studio Courses are available to any student who is
taking an Expository Writing
Program or an Interdisciplinary
Writing Program composition course (ENGL 111, 121, 131, 281, 381, or ENGL 197, 198, 199,
297, 298, 299) and would like additional ESL support. Students sign up
for a 2-credit studio
Studies course GEN ST 391, that
meets two days a week for 50 minutes. In the studios, students build advanced
skills, focus on reading skills, and review and analyze grammar structures,
focusing on how they apply to organization and produce different effects
in academic writing. See the quarterly Time
Schedule under General Studies
for a listing of current GEN ST 391 courses.
- ESL Sections of English 131. Starting Winter 2012, EWP
will pilot ESL sections of English 131 (one in Winter; two in Spring)
designed to support English language learners. The sections will be optional,
will be guided by the same curricular structure and learning outcomes
as all other 131 sections. The main differences will be that ELL students
be able to form a community, the course readings and assignments will
be related to ELL students’ experiences, and the sections will be taught
by TESOL trained instructors. See the Time
Schedule listings for ENGL
131: the listings indicate which sections are available with the note
"ESL STUDENTS ONLY."
- Linked English 103/131 Courses. International students
who are enrolled in English 103 have the option of enrolling in a linked
English 103 and 131.
See the Time
Schedule listings for ENGL 131: the listings indicate which section
is linked with the note "CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN ENGL 103 REQUIRED."
Support Programs. Academic
Support Programs offers Academic
Achievement courses that focus on learning skills in the context
of a credit
bearing course in the
sciences, humanities, or social sciences.
Language Programs (ELP). English
Language Programs offers a wide range of language resources for students, from three
to oral fluency and college preparation programs and online courses
academic, business, and technical English. These are fee-based and
non-credit bearing courses, but for some students they might be very
- The CLUE
Writing Center. CLUE offers writing center support
for individual writing projects, course-related study, and discussion
for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS). FIUTS is
a non-profit organization that inspires cross-cultural understanding
through intercultural events, community homestays, and
development. FIUTs offers a range of social and academic
events, and provides international student orientation.