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.
Looking for ways to shake up your class discussions? Check out these ideas: http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/speaking-listening-techniques/
For more on teaching, join us at our workshop on Teaching Sensitive Topics on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 in the Dissertation Room.
Join Megan Brown for a workshop on teaching! A good fit for both new and prospective teachers, but will be focused on answering questions and trouble-shooting for students who are in their first or second semester of teaching.
The Mentor Program will be offering a teaching workshop later this semester, but in the meantime, consider checking out the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at the Graduate Center. They offer numerous walk-in hours throughout the week and are there to answer your questions!
TLC staff will be available at the following times, though additional meetings are available by appointment. To inquire about meeting times outside what’s listed below, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours at the TLC:
Mondays: 3-5pm, Andrew McKinney, TLC Fellow, Room GC 3300.22
Tuesdays: 11:30am-1:30pm, Avra Spector, TLC Fellow, Room GC 3300.22
Wednesdays: 3-5pm, Andrew McKinney, TLC Fellow, TLC Fellow, GC Room 3300.22
Thursdays: 10:30am-12:30pm, Avra Spector, TLC Fellow, GC Room 3300.22
Fridays: 10am-12pm, Luke Waltzer, TLC Director, GC Room 3300.21