Issue 2 | 2018

CELLTR collaborates with ISTLD on seminar and grants program

One of CELLTR’s primary goals is supporting faculty members in their pursuit of better understanding the needs of students for whom English is an additional language. During the 2018-2019 academic year, CELLTR will partner with SFU’s Institute for Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines on Inquiring into Your Multilingual Classroom: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program.

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International Teaching Assistant Symposium

Dr. Wendy Steinberg, Director of Life Long Learning's ITA Seminar, and CELLTR Director Dr. Valia Spilotopoulos facilitated an International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Symposium on June 14, 2018. Faculty and staff from Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia were involved in organizing the event.

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CELLTR welcomes Amanda Wallace as Faculty Liaison to Faculty of Applied Sciences

Amanda Wallace is CELLTR’s new Faculty Liaison to the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS). She is a PhD student in Languages, Cultures and Literacies in the Faculty of Education at SFU. Prior to coming to SFU, she was an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College English Program at Seoul National University in South Korea.

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CELLTR Publications and Presentations

CELLTR continues to show leadership in the field of second language education/applied linguistics, with CELLTR faculty and graduate students publishing in leading journals and international conferences in the field. In recent months, we’ve presented and published the following work that has emerged from CELLTR’s student and faculty support initiatives.

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Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW)

As the internationalization of education continues in Canada and around the world, the teaching of writing has become more complex, and more important, than ever. CELLTR is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW), which will be co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia and take place at SFU’s Vancouver campus August 2-4, 2018.

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