Why freshman writing courses are a bear for ESL students

"Many first-year writing classes are taught by graduate students, 90 percent of them English literature graduate students who have no experience in teaching English as a second language."

-- ESL expert Dana Ferris at a recent St. Mary's University conference on handling college students whose native language is not English.

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