Though ESL students are required to take ESL classes, any international student who wants to take a class can register for ESL classes. Skills covered include research writing, pronunciation, oral presentation, reading, grammar and listening/note taking. Professors can encourage international students to consult with the ESL department when they see significant issues with a student’s academic skills.
The ESL program director and instructors are a great resource for all international students as well as professors who have questions about working with international and ESL students in an academic setting. We can hold individual consultations or lead discussions/present at faculty meetings. Professors should consider the ESL department to be a resource for themselves as well as for their students.