“ESL Studio” information for UW Multilingual/ELL students

This Fall quarter the English Department’s Expository Writing Program (EWP) will again be able to offer four Studio courses that provide reading and writing support for multilingual students. These 2-credit (C/NC) workshops are taught by experienced EWP instructors with extensive training in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The Studios provide students with additional English language support in reading and writing while they are enrolled in EWP and IWP courses. The Studios have proven to be quite popular with students the last few years and space is limited, so interested students should be sure to sign up soon.

Are you a multilingual speaker of English who is looking for additional English language support in your writing course? If so, the “ESL” studio courses offered by the Expository
Writing Program might be just what you are looking for!

“ESL Studios” are designed for multilingual speakers of English and are available to any student who is taking an EWP or IWP composition course (like English 111, 121, 131, 197, 198, 199, 297, 298 or 299) and who would like additional English language support. ESL Studios are 2-credit (C/NC) studio courses (offered under General Studies 391) that meet two days a week for 50 minutes. In the studios, students build advanced vocabulary skills, focus on reading skills to help comprehend and analyze complex texts, and review and analyze grammar structures, focusing on how they apply to organization and produce different effects in academic writing. Follow-up surveys confirm that the Studios are extremely successful in supporting multilingual students’ awareness and ability to make use of a wide range of resources to become more confident and effective writers and self-editors.

In fall quarter 2013 there will be four sections of “ESL Studios.” Gen! eral Studies 391 N (SLN 22384, TuTh10:30-11:20), O (SLN 22385! , TuTh 12:30-1:20), P (SLN 22386, MW 10:30-11:20) and Q (SLN 22387, MW 12:30-1:20).

For general course information, please contact the instructor listed in the time schedule: Julie Dykema (dykemaj2@uw.edu, sections N and O) or Shon Meckfessel (shonm@uw.edu, sections P and Q). There are no add codes required. Enrollment is capped at 10 students per section.

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