I graduated from a high school in the United States. Why do I have to study "ESL" now?
Even though you have lived and studied in the United States for some time, academic English can be difficult to master but is essential for your success in university and in the workplace. Also, as mentioned above, at the university-level, "ESL" is used only as a course designation for some courses focused for multicultural learners and has no relation to what you may know as ESL studies from high school.
How do I know which classes are focused for English language learners?
Courses which are dedicated to support ELL students and are taught by experts in language acquisition are designated by course section numbers starting with 900. So, for example, if you are scheduling your classes and you see ENGL 15, section 001 and ENGL 15, section 903, then you will know that section 903 is a class for multilingual students. Your course content will meet the same requirements, with the same level of rigor, but your instructor will be a linguist or applied linguist with expertise in working with multilingual students.
LionPath will not let me register for a 900-section of a class I need. What should I do?
LionPath cannot be configured to recognize students’ language background. If you are trying to register into a 900-section of a class and LionPath will not let you, all you need to do is contact Mr. Jasper Sachsenmeier ([email protected]) or Dr. Ashley Yochim ([email protected]) in the ELSC and they will get you enrolled in the class.
How do I find the ELL peer tutors?
Our ELL peer tutors are looking forward to working with you. To make an appointment or find out their office hours, please stop by the ELSC offices or contact Mr. Jasper Sachsenmeier ([email protected]), who will put you in touch with them.