Should Carleton hire a private company to teach ESL?
Recently, Carleton University announced they've signed on with private company CultureWorks for English as a Second Language courses for international students.Students who complete the program will then join first year classes. It's meant to bring in more international students, along with the higher fees they pay.
It's similar to another program proposed two years ago. That program fizzled after negative feedback from the community. And now the Carleton professors' union is voicing concerns about this new deal as well. Patrizia Gentile is with the Carleton University Academic Staff Association, and she joined us in studio.
And on Tuesday's show, we got a response from Ed Kane, Carleton's Assistant VP of university services.