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Multilingual Writers & a Global Approach to Teaching

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Location
428 Armory
Date
Sep 26, 2013   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Ligia Mihut
Cost
Free, but registration required
Registration
Registration-Click here
Contact
Sandy Finley
E-Mail
sjfinley@illinois.edu
Phone
333-3370 (CITL)
Views
4570
Originating Calendar
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (new)

This workshop seeks to clarify the different types of diverse students in our classrooms (ESL students, international students, native speakers with multiple language backgrounds) and how these labels affect the student's performance in the classroom. We will focus particularly on writing issues, based on students performance in freshman composition classrooms. We will also discuss ways instructors can take a global approach to teaching, rather than expect that students from diverse backgrounds adapt to monolithic academic models. Ultimately, this session concerns ways in which the strengths of multilingual students can be used as valuable resources in classroom teaching.

Ligia A. Mihut is a Ph.D. Candidate in Writing Studies and a Cultures of Law in Global Contexts Fellow

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