BGC: Engaging ESL Learners Across Disciplines


Instructors: Anastasia Williams, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, and Megan Wright, Graduate Student, Communication Sciences and Disorders


This class will focus on how to consider and include the perspective of students with English as an additional language in all classrooms. We will invite participants to reflect on their own experiences to inform our conversation and discuss how to accommodate the needs of diverse learner backgrounds. 

Participants who attend this session will be able to:

  • teaching strategies intended to welcome ESL learners
  • techniques for giving transparent feedback to all students
  • inclusive assignment and learning activity design

How to Register:

  1. Go to UI Employee Self Service, and click the “My Career” tab
  2. Go to "Learning and Development", and click on “My Training
  3. Click “Enroll in Courses” on the top left
  4. In "Find a Course" section type "BGC" in the "Course Title" and click "Search Courses". All of the series' classes begin with the code "BGC" and click "View Details" to enroll in a course.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at