Support for your 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.

We provide specific support by:

  • Offering writing workshops that target the common writing challenges of Spanish-speaking students.
  • Discussing recommendations on challenges related to the teaching of Spanish-speaking students.

English Writing Specialist for Spanish Speakers

Maria Rosario Peralta Cortez, B.A.
Phone: 503-838-8640 



Writing Center

503-838-8286 | or e-mail: | Location: APSC 301