English Language Learners
Dickinson College has a growing population of students whose first language is not English. The Writing Program provides resources to assist English Language Learners (ELLs) at all levels with their academic writing for U.S. college classes. Students can enroll in courses that will give them extra practice and instruction in writing or stop by the Writing Center for individual meetings with trained writing tutors.
During the fall and spring semester student orientation,s incoming international students take a writing assessment test that requires them to write an essay in response to a short reading. The Writing Program evaluates each student's essay and offers a recommendation about whether the student needs writing support. Students may be encouraged to seek assistance in the Writing Center or to register for WRPG 100, a half-credit writing course for ELLs.
The Writing Center and ELL Students
ELL students who wish to visit the Writing Center can choose to work with an undergraduate peer tutors who are available for one-on-one conferences with non-native speakers at all levels.
ELL students with questions or concerns can contact Lisa Wolff, Coordinator of ELL, at email@example.com or (717) 245-1964.