Resources for Multilingual Students

Resources for Multilingual Students

The Writing Program supports professional and student tutors who provide one-on-one tutoring to multilingual students at Wellesley. We also periodically host community programming, including panel discussions and workshops, on topics related to language development. These events will be announced in this space.

Writing Tutorials with Peer Tutors

Meet with one of our specially-trained peer tutors to discuss writing assignments, application essays, email messages, and other writing tasks related to your life as a student. Get help with grammar, word choice, and other aspects of the English language, as well as with organization, use of evidence, and development of your ideas. Students can schedule an appointment online to meet with a peer tutor.

Writing Tutorials with Professional Tutor

In addition to supporting Peer Tutors, the Writing Program also supports to a professional tutor during the academic year. Students can schedule an appointment online to meet with Nancy Decker, or reach out directly by email to




Purdue Owl: Many resources specifically for international students and English language learners.

Guide to Grammar and Writing: A searchable index on topics related to grammar and composition.


List of the 1000 most common words in the English language

Words and Phrases: Provides access to the Corpus of Contemporary American English.  Great for helping to identify key academic vocabulary in a specific academic field.  Provides detailed information on collates and a plethora of examples taken from actual academic articles.  Can also be used to analyze the vocabulary and key phrases used in a text.


Sounds of Speech: An interactive guide to the sounds of American English.  Also available as a mobile app.


CCProse Audiobooks: A large collection of closed captioned audio books. Shakespeare, Thoreau, Austen, Poe and more!  Listen while you read your course assignments.


Working with Multilingual ESL Students: Middlebury College

Tips on Teaching ESL Students: University of North Carolina Writing Center

Responding to non-native speakers of English: University of Michigan Writing Center