English as a Second Language writing support is available as a one-on-one consultation or in the form of small group writing workshops. Please contact Sarah Keeney to set up consultations. Check out these websites for helpful tools and advice.
Academic Phrasebank - A resource for all academic writers which aims to provide "examples of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing" according to the main components of dissertations and research papers as well as the general "communicative functions of academic writing."
Correct Article Usage - When learning or perfecting a new language, it's often the little words that can be confusing. Watch this presentation, Grammatical Articles in English Made Easy, to help untangle the usage of English language indefinite ('a', 'an') and definite ('the') articles:
Dave's ESL Cafe - There are all sorts of helpful tools in the “Stuff for Students” tab of this website including grammar lessons and quizzes.
English Language Reference - This webpage, based out the United Kingdom, includes links to useful reference materials including online dictionaries and definitions of English grammar terms such as irregular verbs, phrasal verbs, and idioms.
ESL Student Handbook - Includes many relevant topics for ESL students like reading strategies and improving coherence and cohesion in your writing.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - Do you want to improve your understanding of English grammar and your writing techniques? This easy to use site can help.
Portland ESL Network – Do you feel like you need more English instruction but don’t know where to find a class? This website provides information about ESL classes in and around Portland. Includes information about times, locations and whether there is a fee. Many of the classes are free.
The Transgender Language Primer - A guide to language of gender, sexuality, accessibility, and acceptance. A resource for everyone, including the medical, mental health and social professionals working with the transgender community.
Academic Word Lists (Nursing and General)
Do you want to build your vocabulary? Here are lists of words that frequently appear in the academic setting and nursing school in particular.