English Dept. writing courses for ELL/multilingual students

Resources for our English Language Learners:

Attached to this message you’ll find information about English Department Writing (Composition) Courses for ELL/international Students. All courses are welcoming and provide effective contexts for ELL/international students, and some are designed specifically for ELL students. As part of the Expository Writing Program’s effort to ensure effective support for multilingual students enrolled in composition courses at UW, this winter quarter we will be offering several of the options described in the attached handout designed specifically for ELL students: three "ESL" English 131 sections, a section of English 131 linked to (requiring concurrent enrollment in) English 103, and four "ESL Studios" open to any student concurrently enrolled in any Expository Writing Program or Interdisciplinary Writing Program course.

"ESL" sections of 131 target the same learning outcomes and include the same curricular structure as all other Engl! ish 131 sections. The main differences will be that ELL students will 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. These sections are marked in the online UW time schedule “ESL STUDENTS ONLY SEE INSTRUCTOR FOR ADD CODES.” The instructor’s email address will be linked to the time schedule so students can request codes. Instructor email addresses are also provided here:

For winter 2013 the “ESL” sections of 131 are:
131 A7, M-Th 9:30-10:20, taught by TJ Walker, tjwalker
131 C, M-Th 10:30-11:20, taught by Tesla Schaeffer, schaeffe
131 R, M-Th 12:30-1:20, taught by Dan Zhu, danz2

Linked English 103/131:
These linked courses are taught by teachers trained in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The classes are designed for non-native speakers of En! glish, and are available to any student who would like support! in English 131. The instructors work together to help students understand 131 readings, outline 131 assignments, and enhance overall academic English skills. Students receive 5 general elective credits for English 103 and 5 composition credits for English 131. In Winter 2013 English 103G (M-F 12:30-1:20) will be linked with English 131 C1 (TuTh 10:30-12;20). Please note that English 103 has a course fee of $1,451. To register for the link, contact Amy Renehan (arenehan).

This winter quarter we will again offer four "ESL Studios." "ESL Studios" are designed for non-native speakers of English, taught by teachers with TESOL expertise, and are available to any student who is taking an EWP or IWP composition course and would like additional ESL support. Students sign up for a 2-credit (C/NC) studio course, General Studies 391, that meets 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 (specifically those from your writing class), and review and analyze grammar structures, focusing on how they apply to organization and produce different effects in academic writing. In winter quarter 2013 there will be four sections of GEN ST 391 offered: Gen Studies G (TuTh 10:30-11:20), H (TuTh 12:30-1:20), M (MW 10:30-11:20) and N (MW 12:30-1:20). For general course information, please contact Ethan Anderson (lalata). There are no add codes required. Enrollment is capped at 10 students per section.

Please be in touch if you have questions about any of these courses. Thanks for helping us get this information out to students.

Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill
Associate Director/ELL-Coordinator, Expository Writing Program

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