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Join us:

For Coffee & Conversation

The newly-established Intercultural SIG groups cordially invites ALL
SLIC members to attend.

Developing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom

This session focuses on the belief that teaching language cannot be effective without raising intercultural competence – understanding the meaning and importance of culture in one’s life as well as in students’ and their families’ lives. In this meeting, we will explore the phenomenon of culture and intercultural awareness. Stages of intercultural awareness, strengths and developmental tasks associated with each stage, as well as strategies for raising students’ intercultural awareness will be discussed.

Vitaliy Shyyan holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a Comparative and International Development Education major and a Program Evaluation minor, an M.A. in Educational Policy and Administration, and another M.A. in English Language and Literature. Dr. Shyyan’s research interests include intercultural education, assessment accommodation policies, instructional strategies for diverse students, bilingual education, and futures studies. He has presented his research widely and published his work in journals such as Assessment for Effective Intervention and World Future Review.

Coffee and Conversation and bring a Friend!!!!

When: Saturday, May 25 9:00-12:00

Where: The Languages Centre at Woodcroft
13750 Woodcroft Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Arrangements can be made to accommodate attendees from outside of the
Edmonton area through videoconference.

Please RSVP your attendance to Melody Kostiuk at
by May 18, 2013