The Language Learning for Academic Success program at Minnesota State University, Mankato
The number of documented immigrant students at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota (MSU) for whom English is not their first language is growing. This growth has challenged the institution to make programmatic changes as it supports the learning needs of this expanding student population. The Language Learning for Academic Success Program (LLAS) is one way in which the institution is meeting these needs. Launched in 2004, the program's goal is to facilitate students' development for college level reading, writing and critical inquiry. The thesis will begin to answer the following question by looking at a variety of data: Is the LLAS program, as it currently operates, meeting the needs of the immigrant students at MSU?