Academic Reading Strategies (3 pg handout)

These handouts are designed help students to read their academic texts more effectively. They are used in workshops offered by CTLR, but can also be accessed independently by faculty, staff, and students.

 Supporting Multilingual/ESL Students in the Classroom

This handout offers a summary of research findings about the academic experiences of multilingual/ESL students at Middlebury. Page two offers variety of strategies and techniques for supporting these students in the classroom, including suggestions for Lecture, Discussion, and Assessment.

 Myths about College ESL

This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses some of the often-held beliefs about ESL students and classes. It is an important read for those interested in knowing more about working with Multilingual/ESL students at Middlebury.

 Academic Reading Worksheet

These handouts are designed help students to read their academic texts more effectively. They are used in workshops offered by CTLR, but can also be accessed independently by faculty, staff, and students.

 Favorite Games

This handout lists Shawna Shapiro's favorite language-based games. Games like these offer an engaging way to review and gauge student learning, in preparation for more formal assessment. This list is particularly relevant to those teaching terminology, vocabulary, and other discrete knowledge from within their disciplines.

 What Can You Do with a Course Textbook?

This handout offers a variety of activities and ideas for helping students to engage more actively with their course textbooks. It is particularly relevant to those teaching foreign languages and/or working with Multilingual/ESL students.