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Boise State Conference on Language, Identity and Culture Fall Conference

By: taylorreeves737   Published 6:49 am / November 9, 2017

The fall 2017 Conference on Language, Identity and Culture will be held from noon-1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 14-15 in the Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room.

This series of presentations by multilingual first-year Boise State students offers insights about linguistic and cultural diversity and why it matters. Audience members will gain a broad understanding of the challenges that many international and U.S. resident English learners face, as well as concrete advice about teaching strategies that could draw on these students’ knowledge of cultural and linguistic agility.

No RSVP required, but participants may register to have their attendance count towards the BUILD program.

Topics vary each year but often include:

  • Accent, identity, and discrimination
  • Cultural differences as well as similarities across communities
  • Advice to faculty from English learners
  • The personal and academic significance of service-learning partnerships beyond campus

 

For more information, please contact Gail Shuck at gshuck@boisestate.edu.