Support Services Maximize International Student Success

Sep. 1, 2015

Webster Maximizes International Student Success

Each fall, Webster's St. Louis campus becomes home to new students from many nations. For most, English is their second, third, or perhaps even fourth language. While many come to Webster fully proficient in English, others may struggle with the demands of learning in a second language full time.

We welcome the diversity and alternative points of view they bring to our classes. Yet while many come to Webster fully proficient in English, others may struggle with the demands of learning in a second language full time.

If you have a student that you feel is struggling with your course due to language or cultural issues, please take the time to contact one of the following staff members:

Kyle McCool, Director of Graduate Advising, Academic Advising Center—graduate and English as a Second Language students; 314-246-7497,kylemccool50@webster.edu 

Kim Kleinman, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Academic Advising Center—undergraduate and English as a Second Language students; 314-246-7768kleinman@webster.edu

Bethany Keller, assistant director, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) and chair, International Student Success Committee; 314-246-7649, bethanys@webster.edu

Carolyn Trachtova, English as a Second Language coordinator; 314-246-7757, ctrachtova77@webster.edu

These staff members work closely with international students and the International Student Success Committee to help direct students who are having difficulties to the resources they need to be successful learners at Webster. Contact any of these individuals if you have any questions about an international student. They are also available to speak to individual professors or departments about specific techniques for teaching multilingual, multicultural students.

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