Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Institute on Multilingualism in Schooling and Learning

Institute on Multilingualism in Schooling & Learning Contemporary Perspectives - Summer 2011

Director: Dr. Aida Nevárez-La Torr
Contact: Phone: 212-636-6475 | E-Mail: | Fax: 212-636-6452
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The Institute on Multilingualism in Schooling & Learning

Fordham University Bilingual EducationThe Institute on Multilingualism in Schooling & Learning explored current issues of multilingualism in urban schools. The Institute expanded participants' understanding of best educational configurations to sustain and enrich the schooling and learning processes of emergent bilinguals (EBs).

This Institute was open to current Fordham students enrolled in degree programs, and to certified teachers, school administrators, school psychologists and counselors, other educators or prospective students who wished to enroll on a non-matriculated basis.(Registration closed as of June 12, 2011.)

The main topics explored included:
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Collaboration in Multilingual Urban Schools
  • International Perspectives on Multilingual Education
  • Multilingualism across the Curriculum
  • Multiple Languages in Literacy and Learning
  • Second Language Proficiency Development
  • Social, Cultural, Leadership, and Advocacy

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