Teaching Int’l Students
On August 15th, 2013 the CETL help its 2013 Fall Kickoff featuring keynote speaker Mark Algren – Director of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas. Mark was courteous to share his PowerPoint presentation with us (as seen below) as well as a list of bibliographical resources that may assist you when teaching international students (especially Arab students). In addition, you can see some tips on advising international students from Amanda Novak and Stacy Dissinger’s presentation.
Mark’s Biography (from http://aec.ku.edu/)
Mark Algren, Director of the AEC, received his M.A. degree in ESL from Southern Illinois University. He reports to the Associate Vice Provost for International Programs and has overall responsibility for the Center’s budget and the AEC faculty and staff. He is responsible for the curriculum and all programmatic offerings, and the evaluation of courses. In addition, the director is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of all AEC employees. The director oversees the admission, testing, placement, and orientation of students, and formulates and implements policy with the advice of the Associate Vice Provost. The director also works closely with the director of the university’s International Student Services, who is also ultimately concerned with the needs and academic success of the university’s international student population. As representative of the Center, he maintains liaison with members of the university faculty and staff and with members of the regional and national organizations in the field of ESL. He is an ex officio member of the Faculty Senate International Affairs Committee. The director sets a collaborative, collegial tone for the unit; advocates for the unit; and supports and conducts scholarship, professional development and service to the university, community and profession.
Helping Gulf Arab Students Succeed in College
click HERE to download PDF file with presentation and speaker notes.
Advising International Students
Teaching International Students Bibliography/Resources
Al-Sabt, Mohammed. (2006). Arabian business and cultural guide. TradersCity.com.
Althen, G. (2003). American ways: A guide for foreigners in the United States. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.
Klamsch, Claire. Context and culture in language teaching. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Matson, S., and Algren, M.S. (2006). Understanding Arab students. The ORTESOL Journal 24, 7-13.
Nydell, M. (2006). Understanding Arabs: A guide for modern times. Yarmouth, Maine: Intercultural Press.
Pryce-Jones, D. (1989, 2002). The closed circle: An interpretation of the Arabs. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee.
Rosenfeld, M. Leung, S. Oltman, P.K. (2001). The reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks important for academic success at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.