Most students attending Nomen Global are seeking English through second-language acquisition. Their purposes could be academic in nature as well as other reasons. If they are academic they might desire to pass the TOEFL Test and that test preparation is available. Others on the educational track may be preparing to sit for Graduate Tests. Academic Advisement takes place in a variety of methods throughout the students Nomen Global experience. Such as:
IEP: As part of the admissions and registration process each student is given an Oral Interview. In this interview a student’s speaking ability is assessed by a member of the Education Department. Students receive an IEP (Individual Education Plan) which is “self-completed” during the writing assessment. This IEP gives them an opportunity to articulate their plan for their education and/or career and English acquisition and at the same time state their future goals.
SEPs: During the Integrated Skills class (home room) students meet with their teacher and complete an SEP conference. Faculty reviews with each student their grades and attendance, as well as their ongoing education goals.
AMERICA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
During two semesters of the year a Career Fair is held where various professionals represent their professions and give the students the opportunity to speak to their own career goals and choices. Sections are taught on resume building, interviewing skills, etc. and add to the career advisement for those students who are seeking career enhancement through their second language acquisition courses.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADVISEMENT
Nomen Global provides college and university advisement to their students. This includes information for colleges in the Intermountain West as well as a listing of deadlines and application requirements for those institutions.
Additional university and college advisement is provided annually during the college fair where all students may attend college and university booths on Nomen Global campus and meet with admissions representatives. Information from those participating institutions is also available year-round.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE ADVISEMENT
Nomen Global maintains a current list of community resources that offer help in a variety of areas. Students can obtain this list independently from the Student Handbook or contact a member of staff or faculty. In the event that they desire to discuss their needs with Student Services personnel they should make an appointment.
Students desiring immigration advisement can receive information on immigration rules and procedures as well as help in processing immigration documents from the Student Services department. Student Services personnel are trained in SEVP and USCIS procedures and policies to ensure this. Students are also informed of deadlines and timeframes pursuant to their own continuing immigration status. Student Services personnel are available during regular business hours to accommodate students in a timely manner.
The PDSO and DSOs receive SEVP training every six months directly from SEVP and are trained in providing general answers to immigration status questions. Nomen Global has also forged professional relationships with several legal firms specializing in immigration matters. Students are referred to these firms who ofttimes meet the students at the Nomen Global offices.
Individuals who find themselves with legal problems on occasion seek advice from Student Services staff. Nomen Global maintains professional relationships with several law firms with various specialties. They may refer students to those firms or refer students to the Utah State Bar Association “locate an attorney“ website or phone number.
WORLD READINESS ADVISEMENT
We are preparing our students, like it says in our mission statement, “to obtain their goals for the future.” We believe that “world-readiness” will provide students the skill set necessary for academic studies or a profession and career, but also the tasks that life, in general, will require of them.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), in association with the National Standards Collaborative Board (2015), published the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Nomen Global subscribes to these standards.
“World Readiness” involves five goal areas: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities, and their associated standards. The goal standards are:
Promote students ability to interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations in order to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
Developing the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics
Call upon students to present information, concepts, and ideas in ways that explain, inform, persuade, or narrate on a variety of topics. (This includes the selection and use of appropriate media as well as tailoring presentations to various audiences, whether readers, viewers, or listeners.)
Call for students to use language for critical thinking and creative problem solving
Students can use language within and beyond the classroom as they interact and collaborate within a globalized world. (The National Standards Collaborative Board, 2015)
Nomen Global provides advisement through the education department in all of these areas of transferable skills and accompanying discourse patterns which we believe prepares our students for World Readiness.