NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1041435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Linguistic Support for Non-Native English Speakers: Higher Education Practices in the United States
Snow Andrade, Maureen; Evans, Norman W.; Hartshorn, K. James
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v51 n2 p207-221 May 2014
Higher education institutions in English-speaking nations host significant populations of non-native English speakers (NNES), both international and resident. English language proficiency is a critical factor to their success. This study reviews higher education practices in the United States related to this population. Findings indicate weaknesses in how institutions identify NNES, measure their English language skills, and track their success. These issues must be addressed to support the needs of this population, fully benefit from their contributions, and achieve educational parity.
De Gruyter Mouton. Available from: Walter de Gruyter. P.O. Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960. Tel: 800-208-8144; Tel: 703-661-1589; Fax: 703-661-1501; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; International English Language Testing System; SAT (College Admission Test); Test of English as a Foreign Language