Writing and Communication Centers

The articles below comprise a selection of publications on the tutoring of English Language Learners in university writing centers. These articles demonstrate the complexity of issues related to tutoring English learners. They showcase furthermore the importance of producing robust scholarship on the place and practice of World Englishes in the writing center. Georgia Tech faculty and students can access the articles through the library databases.

Bruce, S., & Rafoth, B. Tutoring Second Language Writers. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2016.

Collazo, K. “An undergraduate’s reflection: From a writing center tutor to working with English language learners.” SLW News: The Newsletter of the Second Language Writing Interest Section, 2017.

Elton Laclare, and Tracy Franz. “Writing Centers: Who Are They for? What Are They for?” Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, 2013, pp. 5–16.

Harris, Muriel, and Tony Silva. “Tutoring ESL students: Issues and options.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 44, no.4, 1993, 525-37.

Hyland, Ken, and Hyland, Fiona. “Feedback on Second Language Students Writing.” Language Teaching, vol. 39, no. 2, 2006, pp. 83–101.

Lee, Cynthia. “More than Just Language Advising: Rapport in University English Writing Consultations and Implications for Tutor Training.” Language and Education, 2015, pp. 1–23.

Min, Young-Kyung. “When ‘Editing’ Becomes ‘Educating’ in ESL Tutoring Sessions.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 13, no. 2, 2016, pp. 21-7.

Nakamaru, Sarah. “Lexical Issues in Writing Center Tutorials with International and US-Educated Multilingual Writers.” Journal of Second Language Writing, vol. 19, no. 2, 2010, pp. 95–113.

Rafoth, Ben. Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers. Utah State University Press: 2015.

Rilling, Sarah. “The Development of an ESL OWL, or Learning How to Tutor Writing Online.” Computers and Composition, vol. 22, no. 3, 2005, pp. 357–374.

Jones, Rodney H., Angel Garralda, David C.S. Li, and Graham Lock. “Interactional Dynamics in on-Line and Face-to-Face Peer-Tutoring Sessions for Second Language Writers.” Journal of Second Language Writing, vol. 15, no. 1, 2006, pp. 1–23.

Sabatino, Lindsay, and Ben Rafoth. “World Englishes and Online Writing Centers.” International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research, vol. 1, no. 1, 2012, pp. 75-85

Thonus, Terese. “Tutoring Multilingual Students: Shattering the Myths.” Journal of College Reading and Learning, vol. 44, no. 2, 2014, pp. 200–213.

Thonus, Terese. “What Are the Differences?: Tutor Interactions with First- and Second-Language Writers.” Journal of Second Language Writing, vol. 13, no. 3, 2004, pp. 227–242.

Wang, Peizhen, and Crystal Machado EdD. “Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners at Writing Centers in America: A Proposed Culturally Responsive Model.” Journal of International Students, vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, pp. 143-160.

Williams, Jessica and Carol Severino. “The Writing Center and Second Language Writers.” Journal of Second Language Writing, vol. 13, no. 3, 2004, pp. 165–172.