Working with International Students
Lynn Grantz, an instructor in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, recently presented a workshop on working with international students.
 
The overall goals of the workshop were:
  • To better understand the background of international students and how their culture impacts their writing styles.
  • To develop empathy for international students and the experience they share as non-native English speakers in the U.S. and at Valpo.

Professor Grantz has developed several handouts to assist instructors:

Faculty may also find it useful to watch video clips  from the film Writing Across Borders produced by Oregan State University in which students and scholars discuss a range of issues concerning international students and how they write for U.S. academic settings.