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Language Diversity and Teaching Community

The CTL has partnered with Boise State’s English Language Support Programs to offer an extended experience to help faculty be prepared for and take advantage of our increasingly cross-cultural and multi-lingual classrooms.

The Spring 2018 Language Diversity and Teaching Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will be a group of up to 5 faculty members from across the disciplines who will meet biweekly (7-8 sessions) to explore topics related to teaching and working with multilingual students.


Participants will:

  • Explore and discuss common texts.
  • Share ideas about teaching with an interdisciplinary group of faculty.
  • Learn new strategies for supporting students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
  • Develop a sense of community.
  • Earn $500 in professional expenses upon completion of the FLC projects.

Schedule and Expectations

  • Attend and participate in all meetings, which will be held two Tuesdays a month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.:
    • January 16
    • January 30
    • February 13
    • February 27
    • March 13
    • April 3
    • April 17
    • Either April 24 or May 1
  • Come prepared for meetings
  • Discuss classroom challenges
  • Discover student and faculty resources
  • Design or redesign a syllabus, a classroom strategy, an assignment, or a method of assessment
  • Complete an individual project related to your classroom teaching
  • Complete and present a group project to inform wider university faculty


  • Full time faculty
  • Lecturers
  • Adjunct instructors
  • Must be teaching at least one course in Spring 2018

To apply, please fill out this Google form:

For more information about joining this Language Diversity and Teaching Faculty Learning Community, contact Dr. Gail Shuck