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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 Fall 2018 Language Diversity and Teaching Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will be a group of up to 8 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 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.:
    • Sept 4
    • Sept 18
    • Oct 2
    • Oct 16
    • Oct 30
    • Nov 13
    • Nov 27
    • Dec 11
  • 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 Fall 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