Online workshop: Supporting Multilingual Students

The workshop is scheduled for 12:30 to 1z;30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

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This interactive workshop will explore ways in which faculty can support international students and other multilingual students as they "learn language, learn through language, and learn about language" (M.A.K. Halliday). We will discuss challenges with and solutions for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants will leave with specific techniques and strategies they can implement as scaffolding for international—and indeed all—students. This workshop is being offered as part of the Peabody Institute's Faculty Learning Communities initiative. Find out more on the Faculty Learning Communities website.

Presenter Bio:

Nigel A. Caplan, PhD, is an associate professor and the interim manager of Graduate Programs and Online Learning at the University of Delaware English Language Institute. At UD, he teaches courses in graduate communication and linguistics, as well as English as a Second Language classes to international students. His research focuses on second language writing, international student support, and systemic functional linguistics. His publications include Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers and Essential Actions for Academic Writing (both from University of Michigan Press).