University teaching in a time of globalization: Language challenges and opportunities (Brown Bag)


McLennan Library Building Room: MS-74, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

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.

Since this workshop takes place during the lunch hour we invite you to bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served.

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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


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