Strategies for Teaching Refugees


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I'm working with a low-vision learner who is also a refugee.

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In this webinar, you will examine and develop strategies for teaching refugee learners. By the end of this webinar, you will: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of refugee learners and the impact of their experiences in the English language classroom
  • identify strategies for creating a safe classroom environment
  • describe a variety of effective teaching approaches and activities

This webinar is part of a professional development series designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL instructors and volunteer tutors who work with refugee learners. Visit the ELL Training Network for more information.

Presenter: Emily Albertsen
Emily is a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement at Bow Valley College. She has worked with youth and adult ESL literacy learners for more than ten years. She has contributed to many projects in ESL literacy, including the CCLB ESL literacy resources ESL for ALL and the ESL for ALL Support Kit. She is the editor of Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Handbook and she was the invited speaker on the topic of ESL literacy at the 2016 ATESL conference.

  • Valuable information on how to create a safe learning environment that will encourage and support student learning.
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Webinar Dates: 
Thu, November 02, 2017 - 16:00 - 17:00 MDT