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.
Coaching sessions with our professional tutor, Melanie Wilcox
Meet with Melanie to get feedback on assignments, discuss strategies to advance your language skills, and address concerns about language use in or outside the classroom. Melanie is available to work with students on a variety of topics, including grammar, academic and technical vocabulary development, pronunciation, and reading comprehension.
Students can make an appointment here to meet with Melanie. Tutoring takes place in the PLTC, 3rd Floor, Clapp Library.
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 make an appointment here to meet with a peer tutor. Tutoring takes place in the PLTC, 3rd Floor, Clapp Library.




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