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 provides multilingual students with specific feedback and targeted instruction on their writing, including class papers, theses, and applications for graduate school or special opportunities. During COVID-19 restrictions, she will be available for synchronous online consultations by appointment through Zoom and Google Docs (or Microsoft 360) 07:00-16:00 EST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To make an appointment, please contact Dr. Fernández by email at refernandez@davidson.edu

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