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Faculty Support for Instruction of International and English Language Acquisition Students: Home

History of this Initiative

Beginning in fall 2012, the International Education Division made available for the academic year, a faculty member to consult with discipline faculty who would like assistance in working with International and English Language Acquisition students, both international and immigrant/resident, who are enrolled in college classes.  

This person may be able to:

-help faculty analyze an instructional issue related to International and English Language Acquisition students in the classroom

-assist in reviewing assessments and language used in assignments  

-help assess cultural influences present to assist in problem solving and optimize class discussion or small group participation

-discuss and identify effective classroom management techniques  

-refer faculty to resources for best practices in effectively teaching non-native English speaking students.

There may be other areas that develop as we proceed.  The idea is to provide a resource for faculty to support student success and effective instruction.


Thank you for taking a moment to look around our Instruction for International and English Language Acquisition students support site! 

Based on individual and division-wide meetings over the last two years, it has become apparent that a resource like this could be helpful for instructors who want anything from a few quick tips in the classroom to research articles to even philosophical articles about challenging issues like plagiarism.

The tabs at the top of the guide provide information on:

Classroom Tips

Transitions to North American Colleges

Addressing Plagiarism

Writing Across Communities

Reading Comprehension

Please note that this is a work-in-progress which will expand over time as requests emerge.  

Please feel free to email me directly if you have any feedback or contributions:

 (Unless noted separately, all summaries are provided by Christine Kobayashi, Dean, International Education.)

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