Yes, as a Reading Specialist, I think that it's valuable to have a
background in ESL.  I encounter many ESL students at our college, and my
ESL education and experience has enabled me to better aid these students.
If you can get someone with an ESL background, your students will be
better served.

Best wishes,

Susan Kershaw, Director of Conwell Learning Center
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
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"I am still learning."  Michelangelo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Connor, Jessica" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, December 15, 2000 3:40 pm
Subject: ESL expectations for a reading specialist

> Does anyone think it is realistic to require that a new reading
> specialisthave 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
> happyholidays!
> *******************************************
> Jessica Connor
> Coordinator of Developmental Writing
> Nova Southeastern University
> (954) 262-8351
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