Linguistic Diversity

The WRC celebrates the linguistic diversity of our students, faculty, and staff. We support multilingual, multidialectal, and international writers, and we help faculty support their linguistically diverse students.

Students’ Right to their own language

“We affirm the students’ right to their own patterns and varieties of language — the dialects of their nurture or whatever dialects in which they find their own identity and style. Language scholars long ago denied that the myth of a standard American dialect has any validity. The claim that any one dialect is unacceptable amounts to an attempt of one social group to exert its dominance over another. Such a claim leads to false advice for speakers and writers, and immoral advice for humans. A nation proud of its diverse heritage and its cultural and racial variety will preserve its heritage of dialects. We affirm strongly that teachers must have the experiences and training that will enable them to respect diversity and uphold the right of students to their own language.” READ MORE HERE

Resolution adopted by the Executive Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1972

Multilingual tutors

Languages of our tutors include English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Italian, French, Albanian, and Basic Korean.

Multilingual clients

Languages of our clients include English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Hmong, Bengali, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Turkish, Karen, Mandarin, Arabic, Tigrinya, German, Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Vietnamese, Marathi, Persian, Gujarati, Nepali, Moroccan, Turkmen, Pattegar, Kannada, Portuguese, Haoussa, Hungarian, French, Burmese, Norwegian, Fuzhounese, Sanskrit, Igbo, Urdu, Polish, Italian, Tamil, Tagalog, Bulgarian, Gujrati, Cantonese, Bangle, Turkmanish, Kurdish, Serbian.