Annual Symposium

Past Symposia

12th Annual Symposium  |  Challenges and Opportunities for English Language Learners in Urban Schools

 DAY/DATE: Monday, May 2, 2016

TIME:  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 VENUE:  Asian Studies Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver



Dr. Guofang LiProfessor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational/Global Perspectives of Language and Literacy Education of Children and Youth
Moving Beyond “Just Good Teaching” for ELLs:  Rethinking the Role of the Language Teacher in Urban Schools
Dr. Lee GundersonProfessor, Head pro tem of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia
Category Inclusion and the Perceived Deficit Model: The Evils of the Use of Labels such as ESL, ELL, and EAL to Identify Learners 
Diane TijmanDistrict Curriculum Coordinator: ELL & Multiculturalism Coordinator, SD#38, Richmond
No More “When do I finish ELL?”: Fostering Learner Autonomy, Confidence and Success
Dr. Ryan Deschambault12-Month Lecturer in the UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education
Economizing Education: Fee-Paying ELLs in Urban Schools 


Followed by roundtable discussions.