Multilingual Writers

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The Writing Program offers several courses for undergraduate students whose first or strongest language is not English. These courses fulfill the same learning goals as other ENGW courses but are designed with multilingual writers in mind.

ENGW 1102: First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers

Multilingual students who are new to the US educational context may find it helpful to enroll in ENGW 1102: First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers. Learn more about ENGW 1102.

ENGW 3000-level: Advanced Writing in the Disciplines for Multilingual Writers

In Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) courses, students explore discipline-specific genres and audiences. Each semester, the Writing Program offers several sections just for multilingual writers. Learn more about Multilingual AWD.

Individual Writing Support

The Writing Center

The Northeastern Writing Center (a branch of the Writing Program) provides free and friendly writing consultations for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. At the Writing Center, you’ll likely be working with an undergraduate or graduate student consultant who can assist you with any stage of the writing and revision process, from brainstorming to final draft. You can also find additional writing tips and tools on their website.

The International Tutoring Center

The International Tutoring Center (ITC) provides free English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring for international NU students, faculty, and staff. At the ITC, you can make appointments with ESL specialists that focus on conversation, career prep, reading, test prep (e.g. for TOEFL/IELTS), pronunciation, and writing. The ITC also provides workshops in language and culture, reading, and more.