Review of Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers
Ben Rafoth’s Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers is a timely call for directors and tutors to become better prepared to work with multilingual writers. Pursuing this avenue of training is more important than ever, as enrollment by international students who speak and write in multiple languages continues to grow in universities in America and around the globe. The slim volume makes no claim to offer its audience a specific method for training tutors to meet these needs. Rather, the book is an “informed invitation for writing center directors and their tutors, especially advanced tutors, to make greater use of theory and research from the field of second-language acquisition” when preparing to work with multilingual students (3). As such it acts as a resource that offers a glimpse at the variety of needs found in increasingly diverse writing centers, and signals where directors and tutors can find further resources for training.