The ESL Writing Online Workshop is an online multimedia program designed to guide non-native speakers of English through each stage of the pre-writing, while-writing, and post-writing processes: 1) Getting Ready to Write, 2) Developing Your Ideas, 3) Revising Your Work, and 4) Editing and Polishing. This online resource is designed for community college students and adult learners.

ESL-WOW is hosted at Excelsior College. it is part of the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL). Please email for more information.

ESL-WOW Team at Excelsior:

  • David Seelow, Principal Investigator and Director of Writing Programs for the School of Liberal Arts
  • Claire Bradin Siskin, Director
  • Darren Walsh, Assistant Dean of Learning and Academic Support Services
  • Mohua Bose, Director of Outcomes Assessment
  • Jason Hughes, Graphic Designer
  • Christine Early-Nadler, Disability Services Coordinator
  • Maureen Obie, Administrative Assistant

Advisory Committee:

  • Christie Allred, Chair, ESOL Department, Mesa College, San Diego, CA
  • Ethan Joella, Director, ESL Program, Albright College, Reading, PA
  • Carla Meskill, Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University of Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
  • Howard Pomann, Director, Institute for Intensive English, Union County Community College, Elizabeth, NJ

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

The ESL Writing Online Workshop was selected as the winner of the National University Technology Network Distance Education Innovation Award for 2013.

The illustrations in the tutorial "Avoiding Plagiarisim" are the work of Natasha Pernicka. The videos were produced by Sheehan Productions.