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Supporting and Assessing Language Learners Post-Admissions: Some Ideas for Practice

A presentation by Nathan Devos, Cristina Peralejo, and Sarah Lynch

In this Food for Thought session, held on June 10th, 2021, we explored ideas around how to support and assess English language learners who have already started in their programs yet are still developing their language competence for diploma-level courses. Recent project funding from the Future Skills Centre has afforded us the opportunity to explore further how to support and assess language learners after they have been accepted into full-time diploma programs.

In this session, we provided some background, introduced the idea of post-admission diagnostic language assessment and language support, as well as presented online language support materials that BCIT students will have access to starting September 2021.

Watch the recording of the session.

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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.


Language Success Team

Future Skills Centre

Government of Canada