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Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Language Barriers and the International Community

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Title: Language Barriers and the International Community
Author(s): Garcia, Noreida; BTW 250-D2_06-02; Roeder, Graham; Saleh, Farah Josephine
Subject(s): Teaching Assistants Academics International Students Language
Abstract: This project investigates the causes of language barriers, how they affect the academic performance of international students and the teaching effectiveness of international teaching assistants, the current systems of international student admissions and hiring of international teaching assistants, as well as the availability and effectiveness of campus resources and facilities. On the basis of interviews, surveys, and literature and internet research, the authors find that a majority of students are happy with their TAs, but concerns with the language barriers interfering with their education exist. In fact, due to this fear, some students drop courses or switch discussion sections. Students feel that for the most part, teaching assistants are aware of this issue as well and are more than willing to make improvements and adjustments that are within their reach. But the students still feel that, because of the language barrier issues, the university should be stricter when making decisions concerning the hiring of TAs.
Issue Date: 2006-05-15
Genre: Essay
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1895
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-09-02
 

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