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Angela Dadak

International Student Coordinator Department of Language and Foreign Studies

As the International Student Coordinator for the Department of Literature, Angela Dadak works mainly in both the College Writing Program and the Writing Center. In the CWP she primarily works with students adjusting to US academic work and with the CWP faculty who have multilingual students in their classes. Her courses include College Writing, College Writing Seminar, and The Culture of US Higher Education (a course for new international undergraduates). In the Writing Center, her main roles are training, advising, and developing materials. She also regularly takes part in initiatives related to multilingual students on campus.


MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, Russian Area Studies, Dartmouth College

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CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - 255
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(202) 885-2915

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See Also
Core Academic Support Team for International Students
Department of Literature
Core Academic Support Team for International Students

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

  •  “‘Surpassing the Limited Dimension of Monolingualism”: Creating Multilingual Opportunities in US Composition Courses.” Writing Education Across Borders, State College, PA. September 2011.  
  • “Rethinking Programs and Revising Curricula to Renew Linguistically Mixed Writing Communities” (part of the panel “Global Literacies in Local Classrooms: Building Community among Monolingual and Multilingual Writers” with Andrea Feldman, Gail Shuck, and Deidre Vinyard). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville KY. March 19, 2010.                    
  •   “Uncovering the Linguistic Diversity in a College Writing Program” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe AZ, November 5, 2009.                    
  •   "Explaining English in the Writing Center" (part of workshop "Changing Realities of Multilingual Writers: Special Issues and Topics"). Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans LA, April 2, 2008.                    
  •    "The Culture of US Higher Education: A Course for New International Students" (with Brock Brady and Michael Roehm). NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 2007.                    


  •   "Intersecting Identities: How Second-Language and Composition Specialists can Create Space for Understanding Second-Language Writers in the Graduate Curriculum." (with Janet Auten). Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York NY, Friday, March 23, 2007.                    
  • "Cross-Campus Collaboration for International Student Success" (with Fanta Aw (chair) and Michael Roehm). NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Washington DC, November 10, 2006.                    
  •   "Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Plagiarism" (with Fanta Aw, Itaru Nitta, Michael Roehm). Annual AU TESOL Fall Workshop, American University, Washington DC, October 28, 2006.                    
  •    "It's Not Just Academic: Developing Successful Peer Review Practices Across Ideas, Values, and Cultures" (with John Hedgcock (chair), Kelly Patrick Joyner, and Robert Kohls).  Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco CA, March 18 2005.                    
  •       "Creating and Using Language Learner Corpora." Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Salt Lake City UT, 2002.                


Selected Publications

"No ESL Allowed: A Case Exploring University and College Writing Program Practices." (2004).  In P.K. Matsuda, C. Ortmeier-Hooper, & X. You (Eds.), The Politics of Second Language Writing: In Search of the Promised Land (pp. 94-108). W. Layfayette, IN: Parlor Press.