Tri-Co Multilingual Workshops
Since fall 2018, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Multilingual Specialists have teamed up to host workshops and associated events for the Tri-Co community of students, faculty, and staff.
The Tri-Co Multilingual Workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Tri-College Grant and consist three workshops per academic year, each hosted by one of the three colleges. More details about the workshops can be found under the FAQ section below.
Workshop series for AY 2022-23:
|Date, time, and location
Transforming Our Practices Around Multilingualism: In the Classroom, Communication, and Beyond
Building and Fostering Community Across Language Backgrounds
Thursday, November 10th, 2022 | 4:15 - 5:30pm
Lutnik 200, Haverford College
|Fill out this form, or email Susannah Bien-Gund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recalibrating Classroom Engagement, Activities, and Assignments for Multilingual Inclusion
Monday, February 27th, 2023 | 4:15 - 5:30pm
|Fill out this form, or email Natalie Mera Ford at email@example.com
Reflecting on and Reimagining Evaluation Across Language Backgrounds
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 | 4:15 - 5:30pm
English House, Lecture Hall, Bryn Mawr College
If you would like to add your name to the mailing list for updates on the Tri-Co Multilingual workshop series, please fill out a request form or email the Director of Multilingual Writing, Vanessa Petroj.
Past workshop series and events:
|Internationalizing the Liberal Arts Through Linguistic Inclusion
|(postponed due to Covid-19)
Reimagining the Liberal Arts: Valuing & Advancing Linguistic Diversity
World Englishes & Virtual Learning
Reframing Feedback for Multilingual Student Writing
Spoken Language Diversity
Empowering the Liberal Arts with Linguistic Equity
Strategies for a Language Diverse Classroom
Technology to Foster Language Inclusion
Rhetorical Equity in Research Language Practices
During the past three years of our Multilingual Tri-Co Seed Grant, our workshops have attracted the interest of over 180 Tri-College faculty, staff, and students, with over 100 unique participants successfully attending at least one of the eight meetings. Together, we have reflected on ways to raise awareness and normalize multilingual approaches as an integral aspect of our institutional practices and increase educational access and parity for multilingual learners. This year (2021-22), we have successfully held three workshops hosted by Haverford College (Fall, in person), Bryn Mawr College (Winter, remote), and Swarthmore College (Spring, in person) respectively. Across these three workshops, members of Tri-Co faculty, staff, and students have expressed interest in attending the workshop and we have successfully engaged with over 50 diverse members across the academic year. This resounding response--along with the dynamic conversations at the Fall, Winter, and Spring meetings between diverse students, staff, and faculty--confirmed the topical, cross-disciplinary importance of our project’s focus.
Through our workshops, we aim at fostering discussions around matters that affect our multilingual communities in the classroom and beyond. Through selected readings, dynamic discussions, and coming together, we are raising awareness, problem solving, and connecting a vibrant community of out Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff.
Workshops are open to the Tri-Co community members: faculty, staff, and students. Alumni and friends are also welcome!
Workshops are held three times a year, hosted by each of the three colleges. Details of the workshops are advertised through various channels: posters across campus, Daily Digest, and on this website. If you would like to be notified about the upcoming workshops, please fill out this quick form.
You can expect delicious snacks and a vibrant discussion on the theme of the workshop. While we suggest an optional reading in advance, completing the reading is not a pre-requisite to attend the workshop.
We always welcome community members to get involved and participate beyond attendance only. In fact, this academic year (2022-23), we will be offering a paid position for multilingual students who are interested in providing technical and logistical support to the Tri-Co leadership team. Information regarding the application process and position descirption will be available soon.