ERIC Number: ED427363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Standards and Practices for Evaluating ESL Students in Communication-Intensive Classes across the Curriculum.
Noting that employers in the New York City area have complained about the lack of communication skills of City University of New York (CUNY) graduates, this paper discusses a new program of communication-intensive courses at Baruch College (a CUNY college with a specialization in business) to address the problem. The paper highlights standards and practices for evaluating nonnative speakers (NNSs) in communication-intensive courses (CICs) by presenting three sets of materials and data: (1) a handout on guidelines for teaching NNSs, distributed during a faculty development workshop in the summer of 1997; (2) results of a CIC faculty survey on communication difficulties of NNSs conducted during the pilot semester in the fall of 1997; and (3) results of a CIC faculty survey on the assessment of NNSs conducted during the Fall of 1998. The paper concludes that faculty members reported a great number of communication difficulties among NNSs, and that many faculty members were willing to make significant concessions. (Contains 10 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A