Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Step 3: Explore Strategies

Explore potential strategies.

My students don’t come to lecture.

Students whose first language is not English (who are not just international students) are having difficulty following the lecture.


Encourage students to use support services.

If you suspect that a lack of language proficiency is a problem for students, refer them to the Intercultural Communication Center. If you have questions about how best to refer students to the ICC, you can contact them for advice.

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