The Writing and Language Studio (WLS), hosted by the Language and Culture Center at Duke Kunshan University, provides guidance and support to students, faculty, and staff in the Duke Kunshan community as they develop their language and communication skills. We provide the services of a traditional university writing center as well as coaching in language learning.
The Writing and Language Studio aims to contribute to the Duke Kunshan University mission by building a community among students, faculty, and staff that values and engages in the learning and use of multiple languages and the development of (intercultural) communication skills.
The Writing and Language Studio aims to foster an environment for independent language learning at Duke Kunshan. Independent language learning (ILL) involves designing and carrying out your own language learning plan. Some people do this while they are taking a language course in order to get extra practice and speed up their progress. Other people do this when they are not taking any languages courses.
There are two important things to know about independent language learning (ILL):
Our language learning coaches can help you set goals, select materials and learning activities, and create learning plans that meet your needs. We also provide coaching for writing.