The Office for Multilingual Student Success serves as a campus-wide resource for developing a shared vision of embracing cultural and linguistic diversity. We strive to ensure that linguistically diverse (ESL) students receive expert academic support based on respect for cultural and linguistic differences.
To foster a campus-wide environment in which diverse students are supported in a respectful, knowledgeable, and inclusive manner
- Provide linguistically diverse students with expert academic support
- Promote a community culture that emphasizes sharing ideas and continuous learning about educating diverse students
- Facilitate understanding of second language acquisition, cultural adaptation, and awareness of practices that support academic success of diverse students
- Provide professional development to faculty and academic support services to enhance their ability to effectively work with diverse students
Services for students
The Office supports academic achievement and cultural socialization of linguistically diverse (ESL) students, both international and domestic bi-/multilinguals, through:
- Mentorship in developing effective study skills and managing their studies @Alvernia
- Assistance with papers and presentations in flexible formats, incl. face-to-face, video conferencing, and e-mail
- English language learning resources
- Workshops focused on the use of English in college
To make an appointment, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services for faculty & staff
- GIST professional development series that aim to help faculty shape their perspectives on teaching diverse students (Please see the Fall 2018 Workshop Calendar)
- Collection of resources available to faculty on Blackboard (To access, please log in to Blackboard organization LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS)
- On-demand workshops tailored to specific needs faculty and staff. To request a workshop, e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Print resources on linguistically diverse students. For suggested reads, please contact Dr. Lawrick.
Elena Lawrick, Ph.D.
Director, Office for Multilingual Student Success
Room 203, Franco library
(610) 796 8268