Welcome! Your class has a large number of international students enrolled. As a result, you have an English for Art Purposes (EAP) support instructor trained in English language teaching assigned to your class.

What will my EAP support instructor do?

Provide English language support to students in order to:

  • Promote student comprehension of lectures, demos, assignments, and/or quizzes/exams
  • Help students effectively communicate during critiques and presentations

EAP support instructors work in collaboration with you to bridge gaps in language and content. You are the content expert and your support instructor has expertise in second language teaching and learning. They are not translators, teaching assistants, co-teachers, or evaluators. While their priority is international students, the support they provide can benefit domestic students as well.

How would you like your EAP support instructor to work with you and your students?

 Check in with me before/after class or during breaks about the class agenda, assignments, or student progress.
 Circulate and quietly provide language assistance to individual students during class time.
 Participate as needed in class discussions, demos, and/or critiques to clarify key points/vocabulary.
 Offer a 1-hour study group each week outside of class with students.
 Email students to reinforce class assignments or reminders.
(Check all that apply)

Need tips for working with your international students?

You can also opt-in to receive feedback from your EAP support instructor on best practices for effectively teaching the second language learners in your class. Please note: EAP support instructors are not evaluators and it is not appropriate for a support instructor to critique your teaching. However, these instructors are trained in language teaching methodology and – with your permission – may be able to provide tips to make your efforts with the students more successful.

I acknowledge that I have read and understood the above information and guidelines.
If more than one, please list all of your EAP designated courses for the semester.

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Please contact the EAP Department at eslsupport@academyart.edu with any questions.

We look forward to working with you to make this a great semester for you and your students!