SET: Teaching Students Whose First Language is Not English

DateJanuary 18, 2018Time3:30 - 4:30 pm
LocationJones Library 200 (Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space)

Tracey Jones, Modern Languages & Cultures

Nearly five percent of Baylor undergraduates and over thirteen percent of Baylor graduate students are international students. As with all students, effectively teaching international students requires instructors who know their subjects, communicate well with students, and engage students actively in the learning process. But when teaching international students, many cultural and language issues also have pedagogical implications. In particular, effectively teaching students whose first language is not English requires great empathy, recognizing that language differences are not language impairments. In this session, participants will be put in the shoes of a Language Learner. Through discussion and collaboration, we will address real-life scenarios around teaching English Language Learners and work towards non-biased ways of presenting material, crafting assignments, and assessing learning.

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PublisherAcademy for Teaching and Learning
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