Have a Wonderful Break!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Spanish: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo Italian: Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo French: Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année Arabic: .جميلة سنة لكم اتمني .سعيدة جديدة سنة ،مجيد ميلاد Chinese: Merry Christmas: 圣诞快乐 (sheng dan kuai le),...

ESL Classroom Visits

This past month, students from Jan Dimmitt-Olson’s EDUC 585 Advanced Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners course visited the De La Salle Language Institute’s ESL Reading class.  These M.A. in Teaching students not only observed instructional methods used to support...

MELEd Conference Presentation

On November 17th in Minneapolis, ESL instructor Lorraine Vassallo presented at the Minnesota English Learner Education (MELEd) Conference. Lorraine’s interactive session, Identifying Effective ESL Programs to Help English Learners Close the Achievement Gap, was...

Student Profile – Luis José Reyes Reyes

Luis is a man of pride and faith. From Bucaramanga, Colombia, Luis is saddened by the fact that his country’s reputation has been minimized by the illegal drug trade. He wants people to know that the “real” Colombia is famous for many musicians, actors, authors,...

Student Worker Profile – Quanlong Jiang

Quanlong Jiang, better known as “Wayne” to most of us, is a welcome addition to the International Center student worker staff this semester. Impressed by the way that people from different cultures get along at SMU, he enjoys making friends with people from all over...
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