The financial aid was new to me. You can read the associated article here.
ESL expert Dana Ferris said at a recent St. Marys University conference in Minneapolis that it’s almost dysfunctional the way many colleges and universities handle students who speak English as a second language. Tension often exists between faculty in the various disciplines and the campus writing center, which is where many ESL students go for Read more →
A business instructor at last week’s St. Mary’s University ESL conference in Minneapolis grappled with the issue of what kind of overall grade to give a paper when the content is great, but the English is sub-par. ESL expert Dana Ferris gave some perspective on how to be fair to the students. But what then? Read more →
At last week’s St. Mary’s conference on how to better handle college students who speak English as a second language, one business instructor in the audience asked a classic question: “I have some of these students, and they show amazing determination. They are highly intelligent people, and there’s a lot of respect for them. But Read more →
“Many first-year writing classes are taught by graduate students, 90 percent of them English literature graduate students who have no experience in teaching English as a second language.” — ESL expert Dana Ferris at a recent St. Mary’s University conference on handling college students whose native language is not English.
I was out of commission part of Friday as well as Monday, so I didn’t finish my posting of the conference at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis on how to better handle students who speak English as a second language (ESL). I’ll continue that coverage today and tomorrow. Here’s an interesting term for the students Read more →