Working With Multilingual Learners

Providing resources and practical classroom strategies

We hope that our resource website will provide resources and practical classroom strategies to help faculty members who are teaching the increasing numbers of multilingual learners in their classrooms. We have tried to organize the site so that you can find information you need as quickly as possible as well as links to other helpful resources.

Thompson Rivers University gave permission to use and share the videos "Working with Culturally Diverse Learners," and Oregon State University gave permission to use and share the video "Writing Across Borders," which was produced as a resource for writing instructors to help them better understand and support their multilingual learners.  Both resources provide helpful insights and practical approaches for instructors in the classroom,  and we would like to express our gratitude to Thompson Rivers University and Oregon State University for freely sharing these exceptionally helpful resources with us.

An overview of helpful sources available in the UFV Library is included in the Resources section. Because of copyright restrictions, we cannot include all the information in these sources, so we have provided guidelines for each resource, including page numbers and helpful suggestions related to specific issues.  Links to helpful online information are also provided in the Resources section along with a short summary that focuses on what information might be the most helpful.

Please feel free to send feedback and suggestions to Kerry Johnson in the English Language Studies Department as well as any practical strategies you have used successfully in your classroom.  These will be added to the “What's Working at UFV” section of the website.

Overview of the site

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:

Kerry Johnson

ELS Department

English Language Studies

Abbotsford campus

Phone: 604-504-7442

email Kerry

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