Our workshops help instructors make their pedagogy more accessible and inclusive for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Short presentations, in-depth discussions, and hands–on activities will aid instructors in deciding among approaches and strategies for teaching multilingual students. Our workshops create plentiful opportunities for colleagues across the disciplines, ESL professionals, and ELLWC staff to exchange ideas about international (ESL) student support.
Five Principles of Working with International (ESL) StudentsThis workshop focuses on the diverse academic backgrounds of international (ESL) students at Miami and presents five principles of working with them in content-area courses. The leader will share the ways to learn about the international/ESL students in your class and how to integrate services of the English Language Learner Writing Center (ELLWC) into your course to better support them.
- Tuesday, September 12, 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.; MacMillan Hall, Room 12
- Wednesday, September 13, 1:15 - 2:35 p.m.; Zoom
Supporting International (ESL) Students in Content-Area Learning: ESL Instructors’ Experiences and Expertise
Are you looking for ways to effectively help international (ESL) students learn in your course? In this discussion-based workshop, ESL instructors will share pedagogical techniques for enhancing students’ reading and writing skills. They will also discuss how to help students who struggle with spoken communication in the classroom and how ESL courses address the ESL challenges in various disciplines. You’ll have an opportunity to engage with the panelists, connect with other faculty members, and share your challenges and expertise.
- Tuesday, October 17, 2:50-4:20 p.m.; MacMillan Hall, Room 12