Helping English Language Learners Succeed in the Classroom and Beyond
Students for whom English is not a first language are no longer an uncommon phenomenon for many institutions of higher education in the U.S. The types of support that a university offers to help English language learners is crucial to their academic and social success. Faculty members across campus should also understand what challenges these students have and what kind of support they need in order to succeed at the university. A panel of faculty members from the Intensive English Language Institute will share their experiences working with language learners and offer suggestions on how to facilitate their success in the classroom and beyond.
The following topics will be discussed:
-Understanding language learners' challenges related to classroom participation;
-Working with international graduate students;
-Helping language learners integrate in the university environment through university resources and services;
-Providing interpersonal support to language learners beyond the classroom;
-Making use of faculty resources, tools, and materials to facilitate student success at USU.