Writing Support for Bilingual
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
Office: APSC Room 301
In-person Monday & Wednesday
Online Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday