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Views on Mixed-Level Community College Classes

Sarah Sarkissian and Greg Conner, teachers at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, asked their ESL students to take part in an online writing project. They asked them to write their reactions (positive and negative) to working in class with people whose English backgrounds are very different.

"It's certainly an issue many students in US schools have to cope with: the disappointment US high school grads feel at being placed in ESL and the shock international students feel at having to compete with more fluent "native" ESL students." —Sarah Sarkissian

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View the students project and read what Sarah and Greg have to say about it.

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