Special Populations Collaborative

Effective Practices for Limited English Proficient Students

Grossmont College Career Development Software for Limited English Learners

Title: Career Development Software for Limited English

Proficient Students

College: Grossmont College

Contact: Nancy Davis, Student Development Services Supervisor

8800 Grossmont College Dr. El Cajon, CA 92020

619-644-7615 or Nancy.Davis@gcccd.edu

Description: This program is designed to provide a forum for LEP students to conduct career development activities in a supportive environment. It uses the career development software, "Discover." The software addresses the many needs of LEP students by providing printed words on the screen and a speaker that says the words at the same time.

The software is an interactive career development program that assesses 1) interests, 2) values, and 3) abilities during a 45 minute session. In additional, the software uses multicultural role models as examples. The software can be accessed from a home or other off campus computer if the student has a college-generated ID number.