- About CEE
- A student’s perspective: How two instructors created connection online
- Welcome to your new Zoom classroom
- Kevin Lam: “Students appreciate every little thing we do that shows that we care”
- Sheri Fabian: “I embraced a flexible approach”
- Sarah Johnson: “The biggest change I made was to switch to asynchronous delivery”
- Nicky Didicher: “I’m finding my job less exhilarating”
- Mark Lechner: “You have to be OK with things going sideways”
- Nienke van Houten: “They really valued my clear and upfront approach”
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Sessional instructors can now be included in online course evaluations
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- CPUTL: A graduate student describes her experience
- CEE Staff Login
Support for SFU’s multilingual learning and teaching community
CEE’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) Initiatives team offers holistic support for SFU’s multilingual community under the guidance of SFU’s Coordination Committee for Services and Supports for EAL Students (CCEAL). According to the Undergraduate Student Survey 2019 Preliminary Report, 42% of SFU undergraduates speak English as an additional language, and they are an important part of every Faculty on all three campuses. The members of the EAL Initiatives team combine extensive teaching experience with expertise in course and curriculum design and delivery.
Here are some ways in which the EAL Initiatives team can help you.
Strategies and practical support
- Improve multilingual student engagement (face-to-face and online)
- Connect instructors with student resources
- Develop course-specific resources
- Build and strengthen intercultural competencies
Workshops for teams, departments and Faculties
“Supporting Multilingual Students: Inclusive Teaching Practices and Strategies”
Instructors (including teaching assistants and tutor-markers) often face challenges related to teaching multilingual students and assessing their work. Questions arise around what constitutes appropriate feedback on language errors in term papers as well as how to increase participation in discussions. This interactive session addresses such concerns by introducing instructors to best teaching practices that support the academic success of multilingual students.
By modelling linguistically responsive teaching and learning strategies in real time, the facilitators will lead participants through engaging activities that explore the linguistic landscape of SFU, the benefits and challenges of teaching multilingual students, classroom case scenarios, and effective approaches to teaching and learning.
Participants will develop an appreciation of multilingual students’ linguistic repertoire, awareness and understanding of their unique needs, strategies to support their success, and knowledge of other resources and support available at SFU for multilingual students.
“Who Are Our Students? Exploring SFU Students’ Linguistic Diversity”
SFU is a community of rich linguistic diversity: approximately 42% of the university’s undergraduate students speak English as an additional language (EAL). This workshop details the linguistic diversity of SFU students and the Metro Vancouver area and explores the benefits and challenges of working within such a community. Facilitators will provide participants with information that will allow them to better understand and appreciate the multilingual nature of SFU’s students.
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Leading tutorials and seminars
- Workshops for TAs/TMs working with multilingual learners
- Customized workshops for your context
One-on-one consultations for instructors, teaching assistants and tutor-markers
- Course design
- Assignment development
- Assessment (re)design and development
Presentation slides for “Who is SFU? A Conversation About Our Linguistic Diversity”*
*PowerPoint presentation with audio. Watch in “Slide Show” view to hear audio.
Talk to someone
To contact Fiona Shaw, Associate Director, EAL Initiatives, use the blue “How can we help you?” button at the bottom of this screen.