Bill and Mary Beth Hinger and their children at the diaconate ordination of their Friendship Family seminarian, Julio Julilay Oo of the Archdiocese of Taunggyi, Myanmar. (PONTIFICAL COLLEGE JOSEPHINUM)

Amy Spencer, coordinator of English as a Second Language (ESL) Services at the Pontifical College Josephinum for the past 10 years, offers an overview of her institution's strategies to facilitate the academic success of international seminarians.

In this excerpt, Spencer covers cultural adjustment issues, academic issues, and how to start an ESL program. In Trust has not received permission from Blackwell Publishers Ltd. to reprint the excerpt online. Contact In Trust for a reprint, or read the longer original version in the July 2003 issue of Teaching Theology and Religion (volume 6, number 3, pages 164-168), the journal of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

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