The course Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners explores the challenges some students face in the Canadian academic environment. It provides instructors with strategies to help them overcome these challenges, thereby providing an equitable and inclusive education to all students. As of January 2020, two options will be offered:
1. NEW Facilitated Course Winter 2020
Register at the beginning of the semester and join a community of learners that will:
- Commit to meeting twice, face to face, at the beginning for an orientation, and at the end, to synthesize the learning.
- Commit to approximately one hour per week for ten weeks.
- Post comments on the discussion forum, responding to four mandatory questions.
As recognition for your commitment and learning, a certificate will be given upon completion of the course content and activities.Schedule for the Winter 2020 session
Orientation: Wednesday January 15, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Wrap-up: Wednesday March 25, 11:30 to 1:00
2. Ongoing Online Resource
Register at any time and consult any of the topics in D2L as needed, at your own pace.
There are ten self-paced modules (about 40-60 minutes each). The first two modules introduce cultural and linguistic considerations. Modules three to eight deal with the main challenges for CLD learners in the Canadian academic environment. Module nine focuses on intercultural learning, and module ten pulls together the main elements of the course.
Judith Perron, Interculturalization Strategist, CETL