Working with ELL/ESL Students, March 16th 1-3pm
Please join the Teaching and Learning Center for our “Working with English Language Learners /English as a Second Language Students Workshop,” scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th, from 1-3pm in room C205 of the CUNY Graduate Center. In this workshop we will explore how the diverse language background of CUNY students can be a valuable asset in our classrooms. We will consider how conversations about translation can deepen not only our critical understandings of texts but also how we experience our everyday environments. We will discuss strategies to harness students’ language diversity in ways that can open up analysis, discussions of narrative techniques, and enrich community. We’ll share tips for getting students at all English language levels involved in class discussions.
Please come to the workshops with assignment ideas or with past examples of ways you’ve incorporated multiple languages in your classes, as well as any questions you may have.