Tutoring Adult ESL

Instructor Name: 
Michelle Culley
CRN: 
81378
Course Description: 

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Students should sign up for a tutoring opportunity via the link at the top of the page and then contact Michelle Culley, mculley@pdx.edu, immediately after registration.

Capstone students will work with adult English as Second Language learners for 2.5 to three hours a week at local community colleges (locations and times vary). Capstone students must be proficient speakers of English but are not required to be native English speakers. 

Coursework involves strategies for tutoring ESL/ABE, intercultural communications, and issues pertaining to immigration.  

This course will present opportunities for students to:

  • Apply practical skills and strategies in tutoring English Language Learners
  • Expand their understanding and ability to participate in cross-cultural communication while interacting with limited-English speakers.
  • Understand the political, social, and economic implications of immigration in the United States.
  • Think critically about social responsibility as it pertains to living among people from various cultures.
Project Description: 

Capstone students will tutor small groups of adult ESL or learners for 2.5 - 3 hours a week at Portland Community College (campus locations and times vary). Each week, tutoring will focus on conversation, a thematic task, and a journal entry. In addition to tutoring times, all Capstone students will meet from 12:45 pm - 15:45pm every Wednesday on the PSU campus for coursework. Coursework involves strategies for tutoring ESL/ABE and issues pertaining to immigration.