TATP workshop: Inclusive strategies for supporting EAL students

Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Supporting EAL Students
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Eligibility: All graduate students who have a teaching assignment or who want to engage in conversations about teaching are welcome to attend.

Description: Intercultural communication skills related to teaching and collaboration are often encouraged to directly address the needs of international students, a significant and growing population at the university. Yet many EAL (English as an additional language user) students have highlighted added challenges and concerns around their participation using virtual platforms during the pandemic, resulting in feelings of self-doubt and imposterism.

Racialized EAL and/or international students in particular have shared experiences of receiving verbal microaggressions, working with impatient audiences, and feeling ignored by fellow classmates. As such, how can we as teaching assistants and course instructors anticipate these challenges and support the plurilingual strengths of our students?

This session led by Graduate Educational Developers will engage participants on practical strategies and tools to support multicultural, multilingual, multi-accented learners, as well as other many other students who do not fit under the category of international status.

Part of the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP)’s
– Teaching Fundamentals Certificate
– Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificate

Learn more on the TATP website. We hope to see you there!


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