This section focuses on practical classroom strategies and ways to support multilingual learners in the classroom. Information on reading, academic writing, group work and discussion can be found in separate sections. There is also a section with strategies collected from interviews and discussions with UFV faculty members.
The Challenges of Learning in Another Language
This video demonstrates the challenges involved in trying to learn academic content in another language. This is a daunting task which involves dealing with complex abstract concepts in a different language and a different culture. The information in this video provides a rationale for the basic strategies for supporting multilingual learners discussed in the following video.
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Basic Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners
This video discusses some strategies that can be used to support learners and scaffold comprehension for those who are leaarning in another language.
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What's Working for UFV?
Here are some practical classroom strategies contributed by UFV instructors. Please feel free to email any effective strategies or teaching tips you have discovered to be included in this section.