Festival of Teaching

Festival of Teaching FoT Write On

The University of Alberta’s annual Festival of Teaching is a year-round celebration of excellence and innovation in teaching.  Our goals are:

  • to open multiple avenues for the U of A community to engage in a broad exploration and discussion of teaching and pedagogical methods, and
  • to work in partnership with groups and units across campus to create and augment stimulating events with a pedagogical focus.


Upcoming FoT Events

free pizza


International Student Writing on Campus: Reading Group

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Cameron Library 5-02

To follow up on Dr. Chris Thaiss’ presentation last semester, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and the Festival of Teaching invite you to the first meeting of our Reading Group for faculty across the University. This session will examine ways to support non-native speakers of English; readings will be drawn from this book:

WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally
                Inclusive Programs and Practices.
(2014). Ed. Terry Myers Zawacki & Michelle Cox.

The book is available as a free download at: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/l2/

The session will take place from 11:30 to 1:30 on Thursday, February 26th in the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Cameron Library 5-02).

After a one-hour discussion on the Introduction and Afterward, Roger Graves will lead us in thinking about assessing and responding to L2 writing.

In preparation for the discussion, please have read:

Required Chapters:  Introduction

Responding:             Chapter 7, “Negotiating ‘Errors’ in L2 Writing”
                                 Chapter 8, “‘I don’t know if that was the right thing to do’”


As space is limited, please register in advance here.
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