Gordon College’s Core Curriculum explores the liberal arts and sciences from a Christian perspective. These courses are required of all students and call students to engage in class discussion, critical thinking and academic reading and writing.
The Core Curriculum provides students with a foundational perspective on Christian life and learning. However, the reading, writing and class discussion expectations of these classes can be overwhelming for students who are new to American culture and are experiencing classes in a language different than their native language. The ASC offers various resources to support these students in their transition to American academics.
English Language Learner Academic Counselor
In the ASC, international students can meet with an academic counselor for support with academic reading and writing in English, and to discuss issues such as study strategies and time management skills. Contact Judy Swanson, ELL Academic Counselor for more information: 978-867-4716.
ELL Writing Tutors
In the writing center, peer tutors are trained to help international students with American academic writing skills. Tutors can help with brainstorming ideas, making an outline, and will provide feedback about essay drafts.
ELL WRITING RESOURCES
The following resources are provided by the University of North Carolina Writing Center and Education First.
WRITING HELP FOR SPECIFIC MAJORS
CULTURAL ADAPTATION RESOURCES