ABOUT THIS EVENT
How accessible content can be beneficial for all learners, including EAL students
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- Identify basic barriers to accessible digital content for all students and those that affect our EAL students in particular
- Gain practical tips on how to build accessible content into your Learning Hub courses
- View samples of accessible content from BCIT’s Language Success Team, and discuss their design and implementation
- Participate in a Q & A to find out how you can make your course elements more accessible in the Learning Hub
Presenter: Cristina Peralejo
Cristina has 20 years experience teaching in the field of English as an Additional Language in a variety of environments such as Japan, Canada, Germany and the Philippines. She enjoys working with diverse student populations and has taught young learners, undergraduate and graduate students as well as English teachers in a range of different roles from academic language coaching to teacher training. In addition to teaching, Cristina also has extensive experience working on digital content creation in a variety of Learning Management Systems, and has recently completed a Certificate in E-Learning from Vancouver Community College. She is particularly interested in creative ways to engage students and accommodating a range of student differences in asynchronous and face to face modalities. Cristina holds an undergraduate degree in literature from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of British Columbia.
The Language Success Team is part of a larger project at BCIT that supports English as an Additional Language (EAL) students by strengthening their language skills and building language confidence during diploma programs. The project has three main objectives: assess the skills of language learners through post-admission assessments, develop innovative language learning materials, and provide hands-on job application and interview experience with industry partners. Our goal is to help students meet their academic and career goals, helping them to succeed in their future preferred jobs.
Young Newcomers and International Students in Diploma Programs: Shock-Proofing Through Language Confidence is funded by the Government of Canada under the Future Skills program.
This session will take place online (a Zoom link will be provided by calendar invite).
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate. This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.
Code of Conduct
Diversity Circles, in cooperation with the BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI) Office, has recently introduced a Code of Conduct for our events and initiatives.
Diversity Circles has always benefitted from the empathy, sincerity, and respectful curiosity of our community, and this has helped create events and initiatives where we hold productive and authentic discussions, advancing our knowledge and utilization of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.
As our events and initiatives continue to reach out to diverse audiences which include BCIT employees, students, and partners (BCIT Student Association, BCIT Alumni Association, and industry guests), and as we have moved towards presenting events both in person and via teleconferencing platforms, we realize that having a Code of Conduct will help maintain the accountable, respectful spaces our community has come to expect from Diversity Circles events and initiatives.
Please take the time to review our Code of Conduct prior to your upcoming participation.