Recognizing and Embracing Linguistic Diversity in the College Classroom

Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am

Description: Participants will develop awareness of the linguistic diversity on campus and grapple with the dual goals of preparing students for the language needs of their future careers and valuing student multilingual skills and assets. We will examine possible biases related to how students use English or other languages. Finally, we will explore ways that our classroom practices not only tolerate, but embrace, linguistic diversity and contribute positively to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

Facilitator:  LeeAnne Godfrey from the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

Post-session Resources: This session will not be recorded. Slides and resources will be sent to all registrants within two business days following the session.

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please contact the Center for Educational Innovation ( to request accommodations or discuss access needs (e.g. interpreting, captioning, large print, image descriptions, material format, etc.) Whenever possible, please submit requests for real-time captioning, interpreting, and material formatting at least two weeks in advance. Requests made after that point cannot be guaranteed.



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Learning and Learners
Qualifies for TA Professional Development Program