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Multilingual Student Support

Davidson does not offer ESL/EFL courses or developmental English courses for students from diverse language backgrounds. Instead, we believe in a mainstreaming-plus-support model in which our multilingual, multi-dialectical and native English-speaking students alike work together in all of their courses and are encouraged to seek writing support from their professors, peer tutors, and the multilingual student specialist, whether or not they are struggling in a course.

Writing Consultations

Professor Rebeca Fernández, the multilingual student writing coordinator, is available to help students plan and revise writing assignments, including applications for graduate school, and internships. She is available for 50-minute consultations Monday-Friday afternoons.

Scheduling & Preparing for a Consultation

To schedule an appointment, students should contact Professor Fernández at refernandez@davidson.edu no less than 12 hours before your expected meeting time. Emails will be replied to by the end of the day.

To prepare for the session, students should email the following to Professor Fernández in advance.

  1. Description of your assignment
  2. Draft of your paper (if available)
  3. Specific concerns to be addressed during your session