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Workshop Name Supervising EAL* students successfully
About Workshop *EAL students are students for whom English is an additional language

Postgraduate students for whom English is an additional language bring to their studies unique linguistic resources and rich knowledge traditions. However, they may also grapple with major challenges researching, thinking and writing in English, especially when their supervisors are monolingual English speakers. In this workshop, we will consider how research supervisors can foster students’ success in an English-dominant context, while supporting their contribution to scholarly communities as bi- or multilingual people.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this workshop you will have
1. gained an insight into the challenges of studying across linguistic and knowledge traditions.
2. encountered recent research on supervision practices likely to facilitate positive outcomes for EAL students.
3. considered how bi- or multilingual capability can support original scholarship.
4. identified a range of ‘good practice’ strategies that you could use in your own supervision work.

Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for University of Otago staff who supervise postgraduate EAL students.

Please note that our seminar room is up a flight of stairs. Please let Candi Young ( know if this will cause accessibility issues for you.
Who Should Attend University of Otago staff who supervise postgraduate EAL students
Date & Time
11/04/2019 Thursday 01:00PM - 02:30PM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin

HEDC Seminar Room
Facilitators Dr Vivienne Anderson, Higher Education Development Centre
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