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Writing Tutoring, Summer 2020 Course

Hier ist die Absolventin des Kurses, Thalia Prokopiou, bei ihrer Arbeit als Schreibtutorin zu sehen.

Have you ever dreamed of being a writing coach in English?

If so, the course Writing Tutoring: Theory and Practice is here for you! In addition to riveting readings and lively discussions on topics related to tutoring and writing pedagogy, we will learn to

  • assess the strengths and weaknesses of writing in English
  • give writers feedback on their work
  • structure and guide a tutoring session
  • learn to support writers in different stages of the writing process in a range of text genres

We will also learn and apply an array of writing and tutoring techniques. Successful completion of the course will include participating in the class discussions and activities, observing writing consultations of current writing tutors, conducting your own writing consultations, receiving feedback on one’s own writing, and writing reflective papers.

The course is designed for those who are interested in becoming more aware of the writing process; teaching writing; tutoring writing; and/or preparing for work in collaborative, writing-intensive roles. Those who successfully complete the course will be qualified to apply for one of the limited positions as a writing tutor for the FAU Writing Centre at the Learning Lab.

The Lowdown

FAU students who are interested in developing their academic writing in English coaching skills (students at any level: BA, MA, PhD; from any faculty: Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Law, or Medicine); with a C1 level in English or higher

An exciting, interactive class that explores the ins and outs of writing and tutoring

Online–to begin, anyway, and perhaps moving to Bismarckstraße 1, Room A 602, 91054 Erlangen

Seven Fridays (May 8 & 15, June 5, 19 & 26, July 3 & 10) 12:15-15:45

To increase awareness of the nuances of written English; to hone one’s skills as an academic coach; to improve one’s own writing; to learn how to help others improve their writing; to earn 2.5 credits while engaging in dynamic, active learning; to convene with the coolest people at our school…

If you are interested in joining the class, or just want to find out more, please email

This workshop will be facilitated by Shira Richman, MFA, Writing Centre Supervisor and Senior Consultant, The Language Centre & Learning Lab.