ERIC Number: EJ889030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Increasing Accountability: Faculty Perspectives on the English Language Competence of Nonnative English Speakers
Andrade, Maureen S.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v14 n3 p221-239 Jul 2010
The cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of today's tertiary students necessitates exploring a variety of approaches to support learning. This study reports on a university's efforts to understand the teaching and learning of its diverse students--international students who are nonnative English speakers (NNESs). Faculty were surveyed to determine their experiences with NNESs. Findings indicate that faculty think students' English skills are adequate but could be better. Faculty share their views about having NNESs in the classroom, their approaches for learning support, and possible future forms of institutional support.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Accountability, Foreign Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Language Skills, College Students, Surveys
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