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Willett, Terrence – RP Group, 2017
In order to improve the accuracy of students' placement into California Community College English as Second Language (ESL) courses and move them more efficiently toward completion, the statewide Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is developing placement processes for student assessment in credit ESL that contain a multiple measures component. As…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Placement, English Language Learners
Gonzalez, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Westchester Community College, which teaches English to about 4,000 non-native speakers each year, has one of the most comprehensive English as a Second Language programs in the country. It's also leading the charge to transform immigrant education and make it a national priority. In 2008, the college started the Community College Consortium for…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Community Colleges, Evening Programs, Consortia
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McEachran, Nancy; Oleson, Katherine E. – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2010
This article describes the creation of an intercultural welcoming panel that the authors developed with English as a second language (ESL) students and communication studies (CS) students at a community college. The creation of the welcoming panel is based on their collaborative work with both sets of students over several academic quarters. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Community Colleges, College Students
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Davis, Debra Dimon – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2009
Concerned that her students "knew" Spanish but could not use it in real life situations, the author created new learning goals, new learning activities, and new assessment activities. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, the author was introduced to "Creating Significant Learning Experiences" (Fink, 2003) while studying with Steven…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Learning Activities
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Elliott, Don; Lawton, Rachele – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Portal: Your Door to World Languages and Cultures was a series of public cultural events, in a variety of formats, created through a new partnership between the credit and continuing education (noncredit) foreign language programs at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Portal was designed to cultivate interest in foreign languages…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Continuing Education, Second Language Instruction