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Multilingual Writing Specialist

In addition to consulting the English language and writing resources, students for whom English is an additional language can access academic support offered by our Multilingual Writing Specialist, Natalie Mera Ford.  She offers:

  • One-with-One Meetings: International and domestic multilingual students can meet with Professor Mera Ford at any point in the academic year. This is an opportunity to discuss language-related points, to collaboratively review drafts of course writing, or to prepare self-sponsored writing (such as award applications).
  • Drop-in Office Hours: Multilingual students are encouraged to drop by Professor Mera Ford's virtual office to talk about any work-in-progress on Wednesdays from 2 to 3p.m. ET. No appointment is necessary.
  • Workshops & Gatherings: Multilingual students from any class year are invited to join Professor Mera Ford and peers in group meetings that address writing topics from across the disciplines. Come share your challenges, strategies, questions, and insights.  See below for upcoming events.

If you would like to arrange a meeting or receive emails concerning upcoming events, please contact Professor Mera Ford at nford1@swarthmore.edu.

Multilingual Workshops & Gatherings spring 2021

Fri. Feb. 19, 2021:

8:30 to 9:30a.m. ET

Community Gathering

Online       

Welcome Back: 

Reconnect with peers and Swarthmore's Multilingual Writing

Specialist while learning about resources for multilingual

students on- and off-campus. Chance to win College swag.

Email nford1@swarthmore.edu for Zoom link.

Thurs. Feb. 25, 2021:

4:00 to 5:00p.m. ET

Discussion Group

Online

Reimagining the Liberal Arts: Valuing and Advancing Linguistic Diversity 

Join Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff for a Mellon Tri-Co

sponsored reading/discussion group. Our early Spring 2021

meeting, hosted online by Swarthmore, will focus on

Reframing Feedback for Multilingual Student Writing.  Chance to

win a raffle book prize.

*Registration required - email nford1@swarthmore.edu by Feb. 24th.

Fri. Mar. 19, 2021: 

11:45a.m. to 12:45p.m. ET

Study Break Reflection

Trotter Tent    

Strategies for Mid-terms: In-person

Reflect with multilingual peers and Swarthmore's Multilingual

Writing Specialist on effective ways to approach the midterms'

workload. Light lunch provided; an outside, on-campus event.

*Registration required/email nford1@swarthmore.edu by Mar. 17th.

Limited to 10 participants (first come, first served).

Fri. Apr. 9, 2021:

8:30 to 9:30a.m. ET

Study Break Reflection

Online

Strategies for Finals  

Reflect with multilingual peers and Swarthmore's Multilingual Writing

Specialist on effective ways to approach the end of semester and

the finals' workload. Chance to win College swag.

Email nford1@swarthmore.edu for Zoom link.

Thurs. Apr. 15, 2021:

4:00 to 5:00p.m. ET

Discussion Group

Online

Reimagining the Liberal Arts: Valuing and Advancing Linguistic Diversity

Join Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff for Mellon Tri-Co sponsored

reading/discussion group. Our late spring 2021 meeting, hosted

online by Bryn Mawr, will focus on Intercultural Oral Traditions

& Narrative Styles.  Chance to win a raffle book prize.

*Registration required/email blitsinger@brynmawr.edu by Apr. 14th.