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Thursday, June 9 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
International and English as an Additional Language Learners in Co-op: Innovating our Curriculum Delivery and Practice (11:30 - 12:00) LIMITED

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Open Session for 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

The EAL student population at SFU is at approximately 41%. Many of these students seek domestic work placements through programs such as Co-operative Education. Language and culture have been shown, in the literature and through the research for this project, to be a barrier to EAL student success.

Staff within Co-op are not typically trained or educated in teaching language and culture. As a result, EAL and CAC students were often displaced to various units, programs or specialty services, none of which were specific to the work search and placement goals of Co-operative Education. 

This presentation will describe the development of an online, self-paced, visually-based course, Job Search Success, to assist EAL and Canada as an Additional Culture (CAC) co-op students better prepare their work search documents and for related intercultural communication activities. Sample curricular elements and initial pilot feedback will be shared.

Heather Williams, Online Learning Facilitator, Simon Fraser University
Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University 


Nancy Johnston

Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University
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Heather Williams

English as an Additional Language and Intercultural Learning, Simon Fraser University
SFU, English as an Additional Language, Higher Education, Internationalization, Intercultural Studies

Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

Attendees (11)