9ESL Strategies  

ESL (English as a Second Language) students have special needs that tutors should be aware of. ESL studentsí weaknesses can be related to differences in cultural communication norms and expectations, as well as to inexperience in written English. Their spoken English may be stronger than their writing; keep in mind, however, that while they may appear to be weak writers, they may well be proficient writers in their own languages.


For Further Reading

Bibliographic Sources




The Writing Center: Past and Present The Student/Tutor Relationship The Clueless Student The Unfocused Student The Disorganized Student The Underdeveloped Student The Unrevised Student The Unpolished Student ESL Strategies Research Strategies Discipline-Specific Assignments Documentation Styles Writing Center Ethics Writing Center Publicity

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