Today more and more ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students enroll in our college and university courses. These diverse, multilingual students enrich our campuses and at the same time present challenges. Who are these students? What skills do these diverse students need to be successful in college? How can faculty help them succeed? For faculty in all disciplines seeking answers to these questions, this is an essential book. This text provides practical advice on how to assist these students with academic tasks and how to help them to succeed in the academy.
Johnnie Johnson Hafernik is professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San Francisco. Her research interests include applied linguistics, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), curriculum design, and issues of ethics and social justice in language education. She is the co-author of two books: Dilemmas in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: 40 Cases with Dorothy S. Messerschmitt and Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty: Social Justice in Practice with Dorothy S. Messerschmitt and Stephanie Vandrick. Fredel M. Wiant is associate professor and chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San Francisco. Her research interests include political rhetoric, communication and composition curriculum and pedagogy, and first-year college experience. She is the co-author of a writing/speaking textbook, The Speaking/Writing Connection: A Rhetoric with David Ryan.
Introduction Unit I - The Context Chapter One: Our Students Chapter Two: Constructing Classrooms Where Students Can Succeed Unit II: Understanding and Addressing Language Skills Introduction Chapter Three: Speaking Chapter Four: Listening Chapter Five: Reading Chapter Six: Writing Chapter Seven: Working in Groups Chapter Eight: Assessment Epilogue: Outside the Ivory Tower