This course deals with language oppression, systematic oppression, and the effect of the socio-political context on language; therefore, creating a safe space is an important aspect to this course. To this end, we are going to identify tools of language oppression through a social justice lens. This is critical in understanding the impact of the socio-political context on language, culture, and identity, and in creating a critical thinking pedagogy dialogue framework.

Exploring Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the Community College Classroom in the U.S. Socio-Political Context (GEC)

This course explores the relationship between language, culture, and the socio-political context and their relevance to community college students. This course focuses on culture and belonging, language and identity, illiteracy in the USA, “non-standard” Englishes, bilingualism/multilingualism, and communication between cultures through the lens of respect and a social justice framework.

  • Format: Online, Asynchronous
  • Dates: August 23 – October 3, 2021
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructors: Jason Altmann, Director, Access and Disability Services and Alina Pajtek, Professor, ESL/LNG
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: August 19, 2021)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.