Support for multilingual students, often termed English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or English for Academic Purposes (EAP), creates an inclusive environment that respects linguistic variation and encourages intercultural interaction. Multilingual student support is situated in the Writing and Oral Communication Centers and focuses on writing, speaking, listening, and reading. 

Student Resources

  • If you would like more comprehensive or regular development of your English language skills, please make an appointment in the Writing Center on TracCloud and in the "choose a service/reason" drop-down menu, select "Multilingual Support". This will let you schedule a conference with our Multilingual Specialist.
  • The Writing Center in Kirner-Johnson 152 can help with all forms and stages of academic writing. You can make an appointment with a Writing Center tutor on TracCloud
  • The Oral Communication Center in Kirner-Johnson 222 provides tutoring support for presentations, public speaking, and other communication skills. You can make an appointment with an OCC tutor on TracCloud
  • Burke Library can help with citations and/or research. Meet with a Research Tutor and learn more about research on their website and/or send an email to askus@hamilton.edu
  • Looking for help you don’t see listed here? Visit the ALEX website.

Faculty Resources

If you would like to expand your professional and pedagogical development and learn more about supporting the multilingual students in your class, email Multilingual Specialist Laura Widman at lwidman@hamilton.edu. We have also created resources to address commonly asked questions. 


If you have a multilingual student in your class who you would like to refer for writing, speaking, listening, and/or reading support, please submit the referral form for Multilingual Student support in Compass, or email Laura Widman at lwidman@hamilton.edu and cc your referred student.


Contact Name

Laura Widman

Multilingual Specialist

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