Non-native English Speakers

Schedule a Writing Appointment

  • Call The Learning Commons
    at 419-372-2823
  • Visit The Learning Commons

Use your MyBGSU Account

ESOL Consultants

Judah Kania
Riley Post
Lena Nighswander
Renee Drouin

Meet with a Writing Consultant

Non-native speakers of English and ESOL students are encouraged visit The Learning Commons. A group of our consultants have completed additional training with the Learning Commons ESOL specialist to work with ESOL writers.  

Students enrolled in ESOL classes should make an appointment with these consultants, but every writing consultant at The Learning Commons can help writers and answer their questions. Consultants can also help writers understand assignment guidelines. Writing appointments are 50 minutes long, and students can make two appointments a week.

Judah Kania

Hi, I'm Judah! I'm a fourth year Art and Creative Writing student who specializes both in grammatical form and creative content. I've been working at the Learning Commons for three years now, and have a lot of experience with helping all kinds of students with writing from GSW essays to Doctorate Theses! Writing is one of my passions, and helping other people perfect their crafts is something I absolutely love. Just don't mind if I talk a lot, I just get a little excited sometimes!

Riley Post

I am an undergraduate Integrated Language Arts Education major — in the future, I hope to teach high school English. At the Learning Commons, I am a writing consultant and coach. Because of my background in writing and editing, I am excited to work with ESOL students in any part of their writing processes!

Lena Nighswander

I am an English major here at BGSU with a focus in medieval literature. I work as a Writing Consultant at the Learning Commons and have a lifelong passion for all things reading and writing. Hearing about all of the fun and exciting projects writers are working on during the semester is one of my favorite things about my job. I firmly believe in the power of language and storytelling, so having an opportunity to help writers hone their craft is something I find very special.

Renee Drouin

I am a PhD student in the Rhetoric and Writing program. I have previously worked in ECSU’s Writing Center and Rutgers’ Writing and Design Lab, a multimodal writing center. My areas of study include digital writing, feminist/queer rhetorics, and popular culture analysis. As a consultant, I am familiar with the WRIT and ENG curriculum, and I can help with all types of courses. I also have experience in working on graduate level work or school materials. I am excited to continue working with and learning with English as Second Language/Multilingual learners as well.