Friday, July 29, 2016

Generation 1.5? Teaching writing skills to resident ESL students

CIRP data helps us learn about trends in student life and experience. Increasingly, it is helping us learn about student preparation for the academic work across the curriculum.
Judy Dyer, a Lecturer in the English Language Institute, and Barbara Dobson,  Director ofProfessional Partnerships for CaMLA (Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments), have delved into the interesting issue of "Generation 1.5." These are students who have studied in high school or earlier for years in the United States, but are not native English speakers. They may fall through the cracks as we try to identify students who would benefit from early attention to writing and communication ability.
View their full article for an interesting examination of how this generation develops.

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