Faculty Questions and Concerns Regarding International Students:
1. I have a non-native English speaking student in my class that I can't understand. His or her accent is so strong that whenever he/she asks or answers questions in the class, I don't believe the class understands and I'm at a loss as to how to respond. Click here .
2. An international student in my class has requested more time on the tests due to English being his/her second language. What is the college's policy? Click here to learn more.
3. One of my non-native English speaking students has asked if he/she can use a bilingual dictionary on exams. What is the college's policy? Click here to read about bi-lingual dictionary use .
4. I require all of my students to give a presentation, but one of my international student's speaking skills are very limited and I'm concerned that no one in the class will be able to understand the presentation. Click here.
5. I have an international student in my class that has turned in a paper that is incomprehensible. It's all in English, but it doesn't make sense. What advice should I give the student? Click here for information.
6. One of the international students in my class doesn't appear to understand the lecture. He/she doesn't take notes, constantly looks around to see what others are writing and doesn't respond to questions. What advice should I give the student? Click here for a list to give students.
7. I have an international student in my class that never says a word - no questions, no answers, and no eye contact. She does well on the tests and the assignments. How do I get her to participate in class discussions? Click here for suggestions.