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
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.
What impact do the political events in the USA have on international student enrollments? And specifically, what effect do they have on enrollment of Chinese students? Read more at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/16/reports-trump-administration-considering-limits-visas-chinese-citizens-cause-concern
I can relate to this situation, still remembering this time vividly… Read more in Yes, I speak English with an accent: A letter to all international students at http://www.dailycal.org/2017/10/22/yes-speak-english-accent-letter-international-students/
US higher ed experiences a sharp decline after a change in the political climate, a new and unwelcoming culture, and more difficult visa conditions. Excerpt:
The final report on the survey, which was conducted by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers in conjunction with several other higher education groups, can be found here. http://www.aacrao.org/docs/default-source/TrendTopic/Immigration/final-report.pdf?sfvrsn=0
I can remember the stressful time when I arrived in the USA as an international student, Read a news article about this time in students’ life here: http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2016/08/outside-from-inside-youll-be-alright-international-students