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A Study Of The Language & Cultural Challenges Facing Business And Legal Studies Faculty In The Ever-Expanding Global Classroom, Glen M. Vogel Jan 2013

A Study Of The Language & Cultural Challenges Facing Business And Legal Studies Faculty In The Ever-Expanding Global Classroom, Glen M. Vogel

Glen M Vogel

More than 690,000 foreign students studied in the United States during the 2009-10 academic year – a 17% increase in just two years. As these non-native English-speaking students continue to pour into our nation’s educational institutions, one question many educators have is: are these international students adequately prepared for the language and cultural demands they will face when they are competing in the classroom and in the job market with their U.S. born counterparts? While it is a common belief that foreign students arrive with strong academic credentials, this does not reflect their grasp of the English language ...