Examining community college students' progression through the English as a Second Language sequence

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Author: Park, Elizabeth S.


Objective: Although immigrant students placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence at community colleges are a growing student population, there is a dearth of research focused on these students in college. This study provides descriptive estimates of community college students' progression through the credit-earning ESL sequence and disaggregates the findings by Generation 1.5/2.0 status. As community colleges seek to better support students whose primary language is not English, this study provides some of the first empirical evidence on who is placing where and how long it...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Participation; Disadvantaged; Language; Outcomes

Keywords: Migrants; Special needs students; Educationally disadvantaged; Community college; Bridging training; Attainment; Written communication skill; Oral communication skill

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2019

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Journal title: Community college review

Journal volume: 47

Journal number: 4

Journal date: October 2019

Pages: pp. 406-433

ISSN: 0091-5521

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.188

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