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I took some grad coursework in teaching ESL, but it was an elective from the
foreign languages department.  I don't think an ESL background is a realistic
requirement for a reading specialist position, but I'm curious to see what
others on the listserv think.

Susan Dawkins
Instructor, Learning Resource Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
(814) 269-7301
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"Connor, Jessica" wrote:

> Does anyone think it is realistic to require that a new reading specialist
> have an ESL background?  Our department is trying to create a new "reading
> specialist" position, and we are not sure if we should incorporate ESL
> functions into the job duties or make that sort of thing supplementary.
>
> Any thoughts on this would certainly be appreciated.  Thanks, and happy
> holidays!
>
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> Jessica Connor
> Coordinator of Developmental Writing
> Nova Southeastern University
> (954) 262-8351
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