Time: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 12 Nicholson Hall
With an increasingly globalized higher education market, North American universities are seeing steady increases in the number of international students. And ongoing immigration and the growth of multilingual communities continues to bring more multilingual writers to our classrooms. These writers often bring with them a written accent that we must negotiate in teaching and learning. There are ethical, linguistic, and pedagogical debates about where the line between acceptable and unacceptable written accents is drawn. Pat Eliason and Kim Strain, seasoned instructors of composition to multilingual writers and professional writing consultants at the Center for Writing, will co-facilitate a discussion surrounding a short set of readings that explores the issue of written accents.
Please register at writing.umn.edu/myc4w
To request disability accommodations, please contact Pamela Flash, Center for Writing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612.626.7639.