Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in College Career Programs is a self-paced online professional development course for faculty. It was developed in response to a need for support, as expressed by content area instructors, to deal with the growing diversity in classrooms. The aim of the course is to raise an awareness of the challenges culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners face in the Canadian academic environment and to provide instructors with strategies to help the learners overcome these challenges, thereby providing an equitable and inclusive education to all our learners.
The course is comprised of ten modules.
- The first two modules are an introduction to the course, the culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, and some of the overarching linguistic and cultural considerations.
- Modules three to eight deal with what we have identified as the main challenges for our CLD learners in the Canadian academic environment.
- Module nine deals with developing intercultural sensitivity and competence.
- Module ten focuses on pulling together the main elements of the course.
The course is currently offered once per trimester for faculty in all career programs at the College.
If you are a BVC faculty member interested in registering for this course, please email Abby at email@example.com