English Language Learning Articles
Some helpful links and resources that are collected and updated by the MSU Denver Writing Center Staff.
MSU Denver serves a diverse group of students and faculty. We recognize that language is one facet of who we are. It makes us unique, and also brings us together. Regardless of if English is your first, second, third, or fourth language, there’s an opportunity for everyone to learn more about writing.
It’s okay if you don’t feel — or have never felt — “fluent.”
We know that there are many kinds of English, all of which are acceptable. Linguists and we in the Writing Center know that no form of English is better than any other. Unfortunately, some people judge and have opinions about “Proper English.” And trying to meet the expectation of someone like this could make you anxious.
We’re here to provide support and make a plan to help you grow as a writer and a student while supporting you, as a human, above all else.
We’ve compiled several resources to help culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students if you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the English language. And, it’s important to note that linguistically diverse is a title that is inclusive to all of us.
The Writing Center can help build your foundation of the English language and provide information on language skills you may have missed in school or never received in your previous learning.
We support culturally and linguistically diverse students at all stages by meeting you where you are. We make a point to show you the respect you deserve as an individual with your own history, experience, and unique voice.
We offer individualized consulting for any MSU Denver student or alumni to help them reach their writing goals.
Even if you don’t know where to start, our consultants can help:
Immigrant Support Services: This department provides advising and academic support for immigrant and international students.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): This program supports eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children by providing comprehensive outreach and enrollment assistance, academic support, financial aid and social opportunities.
Community College of Denver ESL Program: This program offers basic, intermediate and advanced English Language Learner classes. Please note that there is a fee for these courses.
Office of International Studies: This office focuses on creating global opportunities for students and faculty through development of study abroad courses, enhancing internationalization of curricula, and building international partnerships.
Spring International Language Center, Denver: This organization provides intensive English and cross-cultural education to international students.
Arapahoe Library District: This organization provides English conversation circles, ELL classes, and computer classes in English, Spanish and Russian.
Church in the City: This organization offers ELL classes and free childcare.
Trinity United Methodist Church: This organization has six levels of ELL classes that take place on Sundays from 3-4PM.
The Learning Source: This organization provides ELL classes in multiple locations.
Focus Points Family Resource Center: This organization provides ELL classes at a variety of levels and locations.
Intercambio de Comunidades: This organization offers six levels of ELL classes, both in person and online.
Asian Pacific Development Center: This organization exists to serve and support all immigrant and refugee communities with a whole health, community-based engagement approach through health, education and advocacy.
Mi Casa Resource Center: This organization offers ELL classes with free childcare for children four years and older.
Below are links to helpful resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students. If you know of any other helpful links, don’t hesitate to email us ([email protected]) so we can add them to our site!
Colorado Department of Education’s Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education: This office supports Colorado school districts, schools and educational leaders with equitable access to grade-level standards and ensures a well-rounded education.
Denver Public Library’s Immigrant Resource Guide: This guide provides equitable opportunities for learning, discovery and connection.