Searching for comprehension at a critical time : a survey of international students about the accessibility and usefulness of current international student orientation materials

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dc.contributor.advisor Stallings, Lynne M.
dc.contributor.author Erlenbaugh, Leslie Rosella
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-08T15:25:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-08T15:25:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-03
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198172
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines whether the materials provided during new international student orientation contain comprehensible input for the large number of low-level English speakers attending the sessions. When the number of low-level speakers increases, the challenge becomes how to communicate ‘critical first day’ information in language that is comprehensible to all students. Materials are not effectively communicating key information to low-level speakers, especially during a time period when they must familiarize themselves with a new campus or facilities. The ultimate goal is to be able to provide this demographic with accessible materials that will help them acculturate to the university campus environment. A survey, comprised mostly of open-ended questions, was distributed to current Intensive English Institute students to see what aspects of the orientation should be adapted to make content more appropriate for low-level English speakers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh College student orientation -- United States.
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- United States -- Attitudes.
dc.title Searching for comprehension at a critical time : a survey of international students about the accessibility and usefulness of current international student orientation materials en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 3 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1761249


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