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Keeping International Students & other English Learners Engaged & Motivated

Evelyn Pierro
Instructors are well aware that the students in their classes come from a variety of different backgrounds and educational settings. What is sometimes forgotten, however, is that these varied backgrounds may include other countries and languages. Students from other countries and/or language backgrounds often face language and cultural challenges that can interfere with comprehending course content and expectations. This in turn can lead to a lack of engagement and motivation. This workshop will provide examples of cultural and language challenges facing these students, followed by suggestions for how to address the challenges and help all students be successful in your course. Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
• recognize and identify learning challenges unique to students from other countries and/or language backgrounds
• utilize a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage and motivate students who are dealing with cultural and language challenges.

This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate.
Teaching Effectiveness Framework Alignment: Student Motivation.
If you are having issues with registration, please contact Kira Marshall-McKelvey.

Bio: Evelyn Pierro is currently a senior instructor at PLACE (Programs for Learning Academic and Community English) at CSU. She has master’s degrees in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and German and has been teaching language and training other instructors for almost 30 years.

This workshop is open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Register today on the: MyLearning Website

Dates and Times:
March 9 - March 9, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 9704912645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu