Sharing Best Practices

A new life, a new language

Washington University in St. Louis professor Dr. Cindy Brantmeier and students from her class "Literacy Across Languages and Cultures: Theory, Research and Practice" work with immigrant and refugee students from the St. Louis Public Schools learning English as a second language as part of a joint program with the International Institute St. Louis. WU student work with high school students on language skills as part of an after school tutoring and homework program at the Institute's campus in the Tower Grove East neighborhood of St. Louis Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. SLPS student Divine Umirisa works with WUSTL student David Balmaceda Marenco on a tutoring session. Photo by Sid Hastings / Washington University

Cindy Brantmeier, professor of applied linguistics and education, has designed a social reading program that employs online games to help adolescent refugees and immigrants. The results are promising — test scores have improved along with student confidence. To learn more, visit The Source.