Resources to Help International Students Succeed in the Classroom

Sep. 1, 2016

International Students

Webster University’s St. Louis campus became home to students from many nations in Fall 2016. We welcome the diversity and alternative points of view they bring to our classes. For most of the students, English is their second (or third, or 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.

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 staff members who can help direct students having difficulties to the resources they need to be successful learners at Webster:

  • Bethany Keller, assistant director, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) and chair, International Student Success Committee; 314-246-7649 or bethanys@webster.edu
  • Carolyn Trachtova, English as a Second Language director; 314-246-7757 or ctrachtova77@webster.edu
  • Nancy Haparimwi, International Undergraduate Student academic advisor; 314-246-7568 or haparina@webster.edu
  • Jordan Wienke, International Graduate Student academic advisor; 314-968-6972 or jordanwienke30@webster.edu

Please contact us if you have any questions about your international students. We would also be willing to come speak to individual professors or departments about specific techniques for teaching multilingual, multicultural students.

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