Upcoming Workshops & Events

Working with international and multilingual students workshop series

YSU has seen increases in diverse student populations, are we prepared to help these students succeed? Join Nicole Pettitt and Cynthia Vigliotti, both English faculty and experts in the areas of ESL, linguistics, and multicultural populations, for this informative series!

Workshop 1: International and multilingual students at ysu: Myths and Realities.

Tuesday, february 14, 2:30-3:30 PM, JONES HALL COLLABORATORY - RSVP

This workshop provides an overview of these unique and growing student populations at YSU:  Who are international and multilingual students? Where are they from? What brought them to Youngstown? How much English do they know?  Simple, yet culturally-appropriate, strategies for learning more about students in your own classes will be shared. 

Workshop 2: "I teacH___, not English!": Teaching international and multilingual students.

Tuesday, March 14, 2:30-3:30 PM, JONES HALL COLLABORATORY - RSVP

As the number of international and multilingual students grows at YSU, course instructors may encounter unfamiliar teaching challenges.  This workshop provides strategies for making your lessons and lectures accessible to students from all language backgrounds.  (Hint: You don’t have to know any grammar!)  

Workshop 3: Culture and communication with international and multilingual students. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2:30-3:30 PM, JONES HALL COLLABORATORY - RSVP

Ever had international or multilingual students nod like they understand you -- then turn in something that shows they didn't? (Ever have that happen repeatedly?)  These and other communication challenges aren’t solely (or mainly!) due to language differences – they're likely also due to cultural differences. This workshop addresses common cultural misunderstandings that arise when teaching international and multilingual students, ways to prevent such misunderstandings, and strategies for reducing stress when teaching and working across cultures and languages.