Faculty Forum

Lunchtime Faculty Forum: October 5, 2011

Teaching and Learning in College with Multilingual Students

  • Do you have students who speak English but still struggle in their writing?
  • Did you Diversity at UNCknow that it takes almost twice as long to develop academic and written fluency in English?
  • Do you know how many of your students are multilingual?

Chances are, it’s over 10%

As the number of English language learners in the K-12 school system continues to rise, so too does the number of students at college who speak languages other than English. This in turn brings new challenges and demands when teaching and learning.

This inaugural lunchtime faculty forum provides vital information about learners of English in the college classroom and seeks to engage faculty in meaningful discussion about how best to support student success, while still maintaining high standards and rigor in academic English.

Presented by:

Dr. Ginny Huang
Associate Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Director, School of Teacher Education

When:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time: 11:30am to 1pm
(Presentation begins at noon)

Where:

University Center, Spruce A & B
Box lunch will be provided

Please RSVP to CETL@unco.edu

Sponsored by Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning