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Bridge Classes: A Model for Transition to Community College for ESL Students

May 19th, 2015 | By
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By KRISTEN PURSLEY —Adult school “bridge” classes are one model for helping ESL students transition from adult school to community college. They also provide an opportunity for collaboration between adult school and community college ESL programs. Two Contra Costa County adult schools, Mount Diablo Adult School and West Contra Costa Adult Education, have had bridge
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ESL and English: Different Paths, Common Goals

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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By LANE IGOUDIN —Many community colleges today question whether a non–terminal-degree program such as ESL deserves a piece of the budget pie, while they would rather spend that piece on the programs that lead directly to higher graduation and transfer rates. In the meantime, we know that without our ESL programs, nonnative students would be
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Academic Preparedness of ESL Students

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By

Academic Preparedness of ESL Students— A Factor in Student Success and Program Survival By LANE IGOUDIN —The last several years have been turbulent for the teaching of ESL in California. From the Student Success Act of 2012, to new repeatability and basic skills limitations, to more recent proposals to move most ESL into noncredit, our
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