American Universities Are An Eldorado For Youth Worldwide Essay
1380 Words May 10th, 2015 null Page
The ability to communicate in more than one language has become really important, and not only in the professional world. According to UNESCO, learning another language opens up access to other value systems and other ways of interpreting the world, while encouraging intercultural understanding and even contributing to reducing xenophobia. The globalization of the 21st century’s economy, international business mergers and the growth of technology, have contributed to the need to master a common language to communicate easily between different cultures. This common language has become English.
Globalization is also one of the main reasons why so many students leave their countries to study abroad. American universities are an Eldorado for youth worldwide. According to the Institute of International Education, the number of foreign students in this country increased by 7.2%, reaching 819,000 between 2012 and 2013. Additionally, there are immigrant students who come from non-English speaking backgrounds who are American citizen through, green cards, birth or naturalization who need to master English to be able to receive and share knowledge. Being able to communicate in English for foreign students determines their academic success. Consequently, it is mandatory for NJIT that receives a considerable amount of foreign students, to have an accurate plan of action to support them through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The goal of this report is to…