Spanish Writing Consultations

We are excited to offer Spanish writing consultations for the first time in the Writing Center this fall! Spanish writing consultations will be available to students writing essays in Spanish or who feel more comfortable speaking to their consultant in Spanish. 

This will initially be a pilot program to determine interest in Spanish writing support at KU, so we will be offering a small number of appointments for students in upper-level Spanish courses each week. Please see below for more details. We hope to expand this program in the future. 

Who Can Book a Spanish Appointment 

Students can book a Spanish writing consultation if they are:  

  • Enrolled in a 300+ Spanish course and working on a writing assignment with at least 2 paragraphs of writing 

  • Enrolled in the Spanish master’s program  

  • An undergraduate native or heritage Spanish speaker who prefers to speak to the consultant in Spanish even if working on writing in English  

If a student is taking a 100-200 level Spanish class or working on exercises instead of essays, they can work with a Spanish tutor in the Academic Learning Center instead. We cannot currently offer services to graduate students unless they are part of the Spanish master’s program.  

Types of Appointments 

Spanish writing consultations are available as face-to-face or videoconference appointments. At this time, eTutoring will not be available for Spanish writing. Find more information on each type of appointment by clicking on the links: 

Spanish writing appointments will be 50 minutes long and follow the regular Writing Center policies. However, you will sign up for Spanish appointments through a different schedule in our appointment system, so please review the directions about how to book an appointment below. 

How to Book a Spanish Writing Appointment 

To make an appointment: 

  1. Enter our appointment system by clicking one of the 'Schedule an Appointment' buttons on our website and sign in with your KU Online ID and password. 

Main KU Writing Center page with the schedule button circled.

  1. If it is your first time making an appointment, you will first need to register for an account. Fill out the registration information. 

  1. IMPORTANT: To make an appointment, first choose the correct schedule: Spanish Appointments. The system defaults to the Undergraduate Appointments schedule for English writing first, so you will need to change the schedule through a drop-down menu at the top of the webpage before making an appointment. Both undergraduate and master’s students should use the same Spanish Appointments schedule in this case. Do not book on the Undergraduate Appointments schedule or the Graduate Appointments schedule, as those will not be with consultants who speak Spanish. 

Image of appointment system with the Schedules button circled and the Spanish option underlined. 

  1. Use the “Find an Appointment” tool to search for an available appointment. Chose the date and time you prefer and click Find Appointments. If you don’t find a good match, we recommend trying a few different times in the search because it may not show all of the available appointments. You may also switch to the calendar display to see the full week’s appointments. 

Image of Find Your Appointment page with buttons identified. 

  1. From the appointment options, click Reserve on the one you want to book. 

Image of appointment selection page with Reserve button circled. 

  1. Select the appointment type that works best for your schedule and purpose. We are currently only offering Face-to-Face and Videoconference options for Spanish writing. 

Image of appointment form with type of appointment selection identified. 

  1. Fill out the rest of the form detailing your assignment, where you are in the writing process, and what you would like to work on in that appointment. You can also attach Word documents to the appointment form.  

Image of the end of the appointment form where you can attach documents and create the appointment. 

  1. Once you have completed the form, click "Create Appointment." 

If you have any questions about the Spanish writing consultations or making an appointment, please contact us at or 785-864-7733.