Riverways Education Partnerships

EDUC 401 E: Working with Students in ESL Programs and First Generation Immigrants

  • Date: Fridays
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM
  • Location: CMU 243
  • SLN: 14474
  • Facilitator: Amira M Elfergani (afergani@uw.edu); Ido Avnon (idoavnon@uw.edu)

Through working with English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners in various schools in Washington State, students will gain a better grasp of the complexities of first generation immigrant experiences in the United States. This course involves analysis and discussion of texts, guest speakers, and one-on-one tutoring relating to immigrant experiences, cultural dissonance, and mental health outcomes. Participants are not required to speak two languages, but proficiency in other languages and knowledge of different cultures may be helpful.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course students will:

  • Be familiar with working with students of different backgrounds and cultures
  • Be able to navigate student’s experiences with cultural sensitivity through tutoring
  • Gain a better understanding of the inequities facing ESL/immigrant students
  • Gain experience working with students and setting purposeful and achievable academic goals

For EDUC 401 seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are Credit/No Credit, and are I&S credits. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1-3 credits*: 20 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 4 credits: 40 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 5 credits: 60 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 6 credits**: 80 hours of tutoring over the quarter

A student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee. ** If a student would like to register for more than 6 credits, they should email riverways@uw.edu with the request.

Current EDUC 401 Students: Need to change the number of credits for your seminar? Riverways staff can help you do this for free. Please email riverways@uw.edu before Friday of Week 7.