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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8940.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8940

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Transcript UH taff offered a unique ESL course in the summer (continued from page 66) Onofre believes that the presen tation styles of CE instructors and the friendliness of the atmosphere help students comprehend the material quickly. Many students walk into the classroom after a day at work. Onofre realizes that the curriculum in each class is intensive; even lower level courses cover new material at a brisk pace. Onofre believes that the presentation styles of CE instructors and the friendliness of the atmosphere help students comprehend the material quickly. "In a relaxed environment, I believe students are able to retain more" Onofre said. Part of the appeal of the course, she believes, is the curriculum itself, which is designed for working adults. "In really traditional classes you have a lot of writing, reading and grammar study,' she said. We try to prepare students for real situations they'll find in society and the workplace!' Sydney Carlson, a flutist at the Moores School of Music, began studying Spanish because her performances were often scheduled out of the country. "I travel to Mexico a lot, and it was hard to communicate with the people around me. We talk a lot in this class, it makes sense, it makes a difference. There's more talking as opposed to grammar exercises" said Carlson. Donna Copeland agreed, "It does prepare you for trying to speak to someone in the language. There are contests, but we also have homework that makes sense!' Milagros, for instance, gave her students an assignment in which they were asked to describe a relative. The students read their work and laughed, then took a break. After the break, Milagros changed the music on the CD player and encouraged the group to perform a Columbian dance. Before long, the entire class snaked around the room in an extended conga line. The games come spontaneously, and seem to serve as reminders to the students that something fun could happen at any time - a reminder that the atmosphere won't become stale, and that a moment's frustrations can be forgotten. After their workdays and an hour of hesitant conversation in Spanish, Milagros' students seemed to enjoy the dance. The second hour of the class was decidedly more relaxed, with the students more comfortable with each other and the language. Onofre said the environment CE creates in their classrooms was conceived, in part, to encourage camaraderie among the adult students, who have diverse professional and academic backgrounds. The instructors and students choose in-class pseudonyms. Milagros' ("Miracles") given name is Ruth Delgado. In the summer of 2005, CE broadened the spectrum of its clientele by coordinating a series of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses for UH staff members. Roughly 50 staff members took advantage of the first series of classes offered in June. ESL classes were reportedly financed with funds remaining from the annual $300,000 Staff Tuition Scholarship Program. CE ran the staff program alongside its traditional summer course offerings. Because CE advertises to greater Houston through KUHF and the Chronicle, the composition of a classroom is typically diverse. "Perhaps 20 percent of our clients this summer is staff',' Onofre said. She believed the interaction of UH employees with classmates from a wide range of professional backgrounds would prove valuable. Many of the UH staff members with whom she has spoken plan to seek careers in other parts of the university or off-campus. (Continued on p. 70) 68