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A non-native speaker of English attending an American college cir university needs a variety of reading skills to succeed as a student, as a resident of an American town or city, and as a member of the cultural community, Although each student's needs will differ according to his/her previous amount of contact with the English language, certain general needs can be assessed for the non-native speaker who has at least an intermediate range of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Both secondary and college teachers can help ESL (English as a Second Language) readers prepare for and adjust to life on an American college campus by recommending specific reading materials and techniques to help meet these students' needs.

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