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Monday, February 29, 2016

PACE Project & CARLA Workshop: Language Learning and Disabilities

Friday, March 25, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bruininks Hall, 131A
Register Online (required)

How do we distinguish a learning disability from other challenges in second language learning? What role does culture play in this distinction? How might an instructor’s individual teaching style support or hinder students with learning disabilities? How can language instructors best help students with disabilities?

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Kristi Liu and Dr. Martha Thurlow from the National Center on Educational Outcomes on our campus will guide us to explore answers to these questions and identify institutional and community resources. Drawing upon specific second language learners’ profiles, they will illustrate ways to overcome instructional challenges such as dealing with test anxiety, cultural expectations, and undiagnosed learning disabilities.

Please join us to ask questions, learn more, and share your experiences. When you register for this free event, you will have the opportunity to submit a question or concern you would like to have addressed at the workshop.

Presenters: Dr. Kristi Liu and Dr. Martha Thurlow, National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota

Collaborator: Dr. Cynthia Fuller, Associate Director of Student Access, Disability Resource Center, University of Minnesota

This event is cosponsored by CARLA. It is open to the university community. Middle Eastern desserts and beverages will be served.

The PACE Project is funded by a grant from The Language Flagship.

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