Issue 3 | 2018

CELLTR-ISTLD Grants Collaboration: Four faculty members selected for the Integrated Seminar Series on Inquiring into Your Multilingual Classroom

In the spring of 2018, CELLTR collaborated with the Institute for Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) to offer $24,000 of grant funding for faculty inquiry projects. Associate professor Dr. Sonja Luehrmann (Sociology & Anthropology) lecturer Dr. Tun Myint (Health Sciences), and Senior lecturers Andrew Hawryshkewich (SIAT) and Michael Sjoerdsma (Engineering) have been selected as recipients of the Inquiring into Your Multilingual Classroom: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program.

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CELLTR continues to collaborate with Faculties to design and implement Post-Entry Language Assessments

Over the past three years, CELLTR liaisons have been collaborating with various Faculties to design, develop, and implement post-entry language assessments (PELA) to better identify and support multilingual learners.

The Beedie School of Business has implemented a course-embedded, diagnostic baseline writing assessment in BUS 201 (Introduction to Business) and BUS 202 (Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments). Next, CELLTR and Beedie plan to design follow-up support in the form of individualized communication development programs and writing and language tutorials.

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CELLTR and the Faculty of Health Sciences launch a language and communication pilot initiative

CELLTR’s Dr. Ismaeil Fazel and Dr. Tun Myint (Faculty of Health Sciences) have collaborated to launch a language and communication pilot initiative that aims to identify and respond to the needs of EAL students in HSCI 130 (Foundations of Health Science). 

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CELLTR welcomes Dr. Bong-gi Sohn as the new Faculty Liaison to the Beedie School of Business

CELLTR is pleased to welcome Dr. Bong-gi Sohn as the new Faculty Liaison Lecturer to the Beedie School of Business and to teach Foundations of Academic Literacy in the Faculty of Education. Bong-gi holds a PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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Speaker Series returns

CELLTR’s popular speaker series returns this fall. Speaker series welcomes both local and international speakers to share research-informed and practical topics on English language learning, teaching, and support.

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