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Practical Strategies for Supporting English-as-an-Additional-Language Students

This webinar considers pedagogical challenges from the perspective of learners of English-as-an-additional-language (EAL). In particular, it illustrates the salient linguistic features of a chosen source language, in this case Chinese, as an example of the potential communication challenges faced by students in order to help raise your awareness about students’ communication preferences. The Dr. Huang explores practical strategies informed by teaching, research, and practice for supporting international EAL students with the goal of correcting commonly held misperceptions that may undermine learning and outcomes. You’ll develop greater awareness of linguistic preferences while having common misperceptions corrected and learning evidence-based strategies for supporting EAL students.

Li-Shih Huang, Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics and LT Scholar-in-Residence, University of Victoria
Li-Shih Huang completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Victoria in 2006, she was a full-time faculty member at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. Her academic training encompasses specialized study of organizational psychology, international business and marketing, education, and applied linguistics. Currently, she is an associate professor of applied linguistics at the University of Victoria. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Li-Shih spent over six years in management positions with multinational corporations. Her creativity in designing pedagogical materials has been recognized by the largest international professional association in the field, TESOL, which awarded her the Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials. She is also the recipient of the 2014 Humanities Teaching Excellence Award and the 2017 TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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