The Voice: Winter 2003

The Voice

Night classes address growing language needs

In response to the growing diversity of Northwest Iowa’s population, Dordt College is offering two night classes second semester intended to help both community people and Dordt College students bridge the communication gap between English-speaking residents and those with little or no English-speaking skills.

“Foundations of ESL/EFL Teaching” is a once-a-week evening class to assist classroom teachers or other individuals working with non-native English-speaking persons. Course participants will benefit by learning the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. The course also addresses current methods and techniques for teaching English as a Second Language and explores the roles of mainstream teachers, ESL teachers, and administrators.

“Spanish in the Workplace” will help students develop the Spanish language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking for the workplace or in businesses that involve Spanish-speaking people.