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University teaching in a time of globalization: Language challenges and opportunities

Event

6 Jun 2014 09:30
to
11:00
McLennan Library Building : Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Did you know that more than 40% of university teachers in Canada claim a mother tongue other than English?1 Did you know that at McGill, 50% of the students claim a mother tongue other than English?”2 Teaching at a university where there are linguistically diverse faculty and student populations can present some interesting communication challenges. If you teach in your second language or interact with students from a variety of language backgrounds, join us for an interactive talk about how to address these oral communication challenges. Learn what some of the related research says and share strategies for fostering productive teaching and learning experiences in a multilingual learning environment.

Registration will open in May

12006 national data reported by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT Almanac of post-secondary education in Canada 2012-2013. Ottawa, ON: CAUT.)
2McGill Quick Facts, 2012 data (available at www.mcgill.ca/about/quickfacts/students)

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