Writing Support for Bilingual
Spanish-English Speakers

Because many Spanish-speaking students possess oral proficiency in English, they are often mistakenly believed to possess written proficiency in English as well. As a Writing Center, we have learned that the majority of Spanish-speaking students enrolled at WOU are fluent in the everyday oral tasks and social interactions required of Spanish and English but are still in the process of acquiring further literacy skills in both languages. The English Writing Specialist for Spanish-Speakers seeks to promote these students’ success by providing consultations and workshops to better understand and teach to the writing challenges these students face.

Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Writing Center as a resource for Spanish-speaking Students

Click here to read a manuscript written by our director, Katherine Schmidt, and two of our former writing specialists, on the role of the Writing Center in supporting Spanish-speaking students. 


Contact Maria Rosario Peralta Cortez

Email: cortezm@wou.edu
Phone: 503-838-8640 
Office: APSC Room 301

In-person Monday & Wednesday
Online Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday


Email us at writingcenter@wou.edu or give us a call at (503) 838-8286.
You can also stop by our office in APSC 301. We're excited to meet you!