Dear Faculty Colleagues,
Below are some updates from the Office of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs:
October 20th – Midterm Outreach
December 12th – End-of-semester Support
All meetings are at noon. Space is limited so please RSVP at least a week before the date.
Here are some of the programs that you can recommend to your multi-language learners that are happening this month: EAP Workshop, Conversation PARDner Program and its group chat sessions, and EAP tutors. Also, the online magazine Global Expressions: Writing Beyond the Mother Tongue is calling for paper submissions. Especially, if you are teaching a writing class, please encourage your multi-language students to submit their second language writings or become a contributor to the magazine.
If you have first-year multi-language students as your advisees, you should have received a copy of students’s EAP placement test report with advising suggestions in August. As mentioned in the test report, if they did not do very well on the test, please encourage them to use the EAP resources.
When advising international students, cultural differences as well as communication barriers can make it challenging for both student and advisor. Please check out a sample advising syllabus developed for Lafayette advisors and some tips summarized for successful communication with international students. You can also find teaching suggestions for working with multilingual students posted on the center’s website.
Please feel free to contact Tingting Kang at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs