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ESL in HEIS Newsletter Mission Statement

by User Not Found | 08/19/2016

Purpose
The goal of the ESL in Higher Education Newsletter is to provide a forum for the exchange of views; research; and classroom methods, materials, and practices related to English as a second or foreign language in all higher education settings. This forum includes both advocacy for and the examination of issues of professional concern to those working in these various higher education settings in the United States and in other countries.

Audience
The ESL in Higher Education Newsletter is oriented to language teachers and administrators in a wide range of higher education settings--universities, community and junior colleges, professional institutes, and so forth. Each of these arenas includes members with varied expertise and experience dealing with student bodies of equal diversity in terms of membership, interest, and experience.

Vision
The ultimate vision for the newsletter is inclusiveness, given the breadth and depth of the constituents served. The ESL in Higher Education Newsletterachieves a balance in the following areas:

  1. articles, brief reports, and announcements that address the concerns of those working in the United States and those working in other countries
  2. coverage of issues of concern to the various constituent audiences based on educational setting, experience level, and area of expertise or interest
  3. both advocacy for and critical examination of issues
  4. practical articles directly applicable to classroom/program situations and discussion of larger issues surrounding working in higher education contexts

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