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On a mission trip to the European country of Slovakia, Angela Meade ’18 worked with students who were learning to speak English. At times her questions were met with silence, but Meade was prepared to wait, something she learned as an English as a Second Language (ESL) major at Gardner-Webb University. “I might have even been a little uneasy or uncomfortable if I hadn’t discussed previously in my classes that providing ample wait time for the students to stop and think about my question or how they might complete the task was natural,” Meade asserted.
Angela Meade, English as a Second Language, GWU Department of World Languages, homeschool, Liberal Arts, Slovakia, Spanish
Office of University Communications, "GWU Classes Give Student Confidence to Teach English in Slovakia" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 681.