Teaching students to write well is an ongoing challenge for faculty. The task often increases in difficulty when you are working with an international student. Cultural differences and language barriers often compound to make a brief mid-term paper a considerable struggle.

To bridge the difference in expectations, structure, and analysis, you may be interested in reviewing this brief handout, “​Suggestions for ​Teaching Writing to International Students“​ prepared by Vinodini Murugesan, Director​ of ​English Language Programs​ at Brandeis University. With examples of challenges you may be unaware your student is experiencing and concrete strategies to support your students, this document will guide you from setting expectations to teaching students how to integrate and cite credible resources.