[Socrates] FW: ELL Across Disciplines @ Hostos CC, 4/19

Eva Fernandez Eva.Fernandez at qc.cuny.edu
Wed Apr 3 08:57:52 EDT 2013


The event announced below could be of interest to those of you frequently teaching English language learners.  Please circulate to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes,

Eva M. Fernández
Assistant Vice Provost
Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
http://people.qc.cuny.edu/faculty/efernandez | http://www.qc.cuny.edu/ctl
Queens College, City University of New York

From: Center for Teaching and Learning [mailto:CTL at LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU] On Behalf Of BRENNAN, SARAH
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:10 PM
Subject: ELL Across Disciplines @ Hostos CC, 4/19

You and your colleagues are invited. Please RSVP.  See note below.

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you once more to the Hostos English Language Learning Forum. Please, if possible, send this to colleagues, instructors, tutors, and students who may be interested. Registration is free, and available online.

The topic this year is: English Language Learning across the Disciplines. http://oit.hostos.cuny.edu/eslforum/

The event takes place 19 April 2013 in the Hostos Repertory Theater and Art Gallery.


9:15-10:00 AM Welcome and coffee with muffins
10:00-11:15 AM Speakers, Repertory Theater
Michelle Thomas and Cynthia Schuemann of Miami Dade College, Accelerated Content-Based English Project,
11:15 - 12:30 PM Interdisciplinary panel discussion of faculty from across CUNY in Biology, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, including:
Milena Cuellar, LGCC, Mathematics
Rebecca Mlynarczyk, KBCC, ESL and CUNY Pipeline Program
Zvi Ostrin, HCC, Natural Sciences
Rupert Phillips, HCC, Social Sciences;
12:30-2:00 PM Open forum for all attendees and cold lunch with coffee and cookies, Art Gallery


Critical thinking and general education skills, along with reading and writing, have become central to academic ESL/ELL curricula. Educators in the field recognize these interconnected skills as foundations for academic success for ESL/ELL learners. However, when moving beyond the ESL/ELL classroom into credit bearing courses in other disciplines, English language learners might encounter educators who, although well-versed in the pedagogy of their content areas, are unprepared to provide continuing support in English language development. To ensure their continued success, ESL/ELL learners require teaching practices centered on the listening, reading and writing processes and pedagogical approaches that encompass aspects of a culturally diverse classroom including different learning styles, general education skills, and socio-cultural classroom behavior. The goal of this year's ELL Forum is to engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about the challenges in teaching ESL/ELL learners across the disciplines, and identify ways to improve pedagogy and curricula to better meet the needs of the urban, diverse and multilingual teaching and learning environment as it
presents itself at the beginning of the 21st. Century.

Sarah Brennan, M.S.
Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Hostos Community College, CUNY, Bronx, USA
Web:   http://oit.hostos.cuny.edu/ctl
Email: ctl at hostos.cuny.edu<mailto:ctl at hostos.cuny.edu>
Fax.    718-518-6829

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