Multilinguality in Teaching Writing: From Deficit to Resource

Pedagogical workshop sponsored by the WAC program
When Apr 30, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where ROOM 2A04
Contact Name
Contact Phone 3474154436
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Featuring Guest Speaker

Professor Anne Ellen Geller, St. John’s University

The workshop will focus on pedagogical practices involving the use of multilinguality in teaching writing in different disciplines. Speakers will discuss how awareness of multilinguality and multiculturality can benefit our pedagogy, will suggest ways to promote diversity in the classroom by using the faculty member’s own linguistic experiences as a resource.


Nataliya Gavrilova (WAC Writing Fellow, York)
Introduction. From Multilingual Student to Multilingual Instructor

Anne Ellen Geller (English, St. John's University)
Teaching and Learning with Multilingual Faculty

Xiaodan Zhang (Social Sciences, York)
Experience of a Multilingual Faculty Member at York

Heather Robinson (English, York)
The Problem of Native Speaker Status

Jonathan Hall, English, York
Confessions of an (Almost) Multilingual Speaker (or Why I Wanted to Learn Spanish)

Nataliya Gavrilova and Jonathan Hall.
Workshop: Multilinguality at Work


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