MAKING LECTURES COMPREHENSIBLE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

17/04/2018

When reading this publication, I remembered my first years in the USA and how I struggled in lectures during my graduate program. Find information about the research here at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolheis/issues/2018-03-06/1.html

Excerpt:

A study by Mulligan & Kirkpatrick (2000), for example, found that a much larger than expected group of ELLs had trouble understanding lectures. In courses that included Architecture and Construction, and Economics and Finance, it was found that fewer than 1 out of 10 ELLs understood the lectures well and perhaps 1 out of 4 ELLs had not understood anything at all (Mulligan & Kirkpatrick, 2000).

This suggests that instructors need to construct their lectures and design their courses with ELLs in mind, being more thoughtful to this group.

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Dual Credit Programs That Work

17/12/2017

All too often, dual credit for college and high school do not deliver the promised skills. How can this situation be improved? Read more about it here at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/high_school_and_beyond/2017/11/four_ways_to_build_a_good_program_for_college_credit_in_high_school.html


Number of Hispanic-Serving Colleges Grows

19/04/2017

Readmore at https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/04/19/number-hispanic-serving-colleges-grows?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=791360b573-DNU20170419&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-791360b573-223167133&mc_cid=791360b573&mc_eid=ed054a5cba


USA: Here’s How Undocumented Students Are Able to Enroll at American Universities

22/12/2016

A comprehensive report with legal references and strategies:  https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=1118&utm_source=12_21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InsiderUpdate


Higher Ed: Chinese Students in the Classroom

27/04/2014

Reblogged from: Insider Higher Ed
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/09/new-research-examines-how-chinese-students-respond-challenges-classroom#sthash.6QVWmxws.JPLtAoZH.dpbs
Many of the issues also apply to other groups and I experienced them myself as a grad student new to the USA. Good reading!


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