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Helpful Resources for English Language Learners

 > Read over Nancy Bell's helpful pointers for supporting students who are learning English

 > This link could help your ESL students succeed.   

 > MSU Denver offers a great resource for ELL students called the Roadways Program. The purpose of this program is to help our ELL students improve their literacy/reading skills.  For more about this program, click here.

 > The MSU Denver Writing Center is pleased to offer yet another incredible and unique program called RIDES (Roadways into Developing English Skills).  You can read all about it  here.

Roadways Into Developing English Skills (RIDES)

RIDES is a program to help English Language Learner (ELL) students at MSU Denver with practical writing skills not covered by a traditional Writing Center consultation. RIDES sessions will help ELL students with the "lower-order" concerns (article use, punctuation, grammar, etc.) unique to their specific writing situation.

The RIDES program will pair each ELL student with a Writing Center "RIDES Consultant" who is trained specifically for this program. The pair will work together for the entire semester, with a commitment of a 30-minute session every week. Together, the student and consultant will identify areas of improvement, and work together to develop English language skills by working on specific assignments for class, as well as tutorials and customized exercises.

Beyond the 30-minute sessions, RIDES students will also have access to specialized tools and unique opportunities. We will also offer the option to try to work with your instructors, if desired, to identify areas for development and receive feedback on improvement.

Students who complete the program will be able to take part in a party at the end of the semester and will be eligible for prizes and awards.


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