Below are some guidelines for working with ESL students in
Here are some web sites that
have useful information for faculty working with ESL students:
- Ask ESL students about their current placements in reading
and writing. Encourage them to take the appropriate courses. Students
can contact the ESL Coordinator for advising help.
- Inform students about Oakton's ESl speaking and listening
courses (EGL 078, EGL 081, SPE 103 - NN)
- Refer students to the Learning Center for hel with reading
and writing and to the Language Lab for listening, speaking and
- Do NOT change your standards, but be patient with students
who "write with an accent." In other words, ESL students may continue
to make article and preposition errors and sohisticated verb tense
errors long after they've completed teir English requirements. However,
if there is no interference with meaning and students use appropriate
college-level vocabulary, these minor errors can be overlooked.
- Make sure students have enought lead time in writing
assignments to get the help they need from the Learning Center.
- Encourage students to show you assignments in progress.
- Please refer students to the student links on this site,
where they can find lots of opportunities for learning and practice.
- Remember that anything you do to help your ESL students
will probably help all your students.
Last Update: March
19, 2009 by Amy Blumenthal
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