Multilingualism at SFU: Embracing Linguistic Diversity in Our Classrooms, on Our Campuses, and within Our Communities
Panellists: Dr. Mike Sjoerdsma, Dr. Isabelle Côté, Dr. Cynthia Xie (Simon Fraser University)
Moderator: Dr. Bee Brigidi (Centre for Educational Excellence)
“We all speak a foreign language to someone.” – Judith Butler*
SFU is a rich, vibrant linguistic community where many languages are spoken. What then does it mean to be multilingual at SFU? What does teaching and learning look like at SFU through a multilingual lens, and how does it shape our institution’s collective identity? Join us for an engaging discussion, moderated by CEE’s Dr. Bee Brigidi, where SFU faculty members from diverse disciplines will share their teaching and learning experiences and explore how multilingualism enriches our community—individually, collectively, locally, and globally, within classrooms and beyond.
*Source: “We All Speak a Foreign Language to Someone”: Celebrating Multilingualism at UC Berkeley and Beyond | Townsend Center for the Humanities