High school, college students to join ‘Voices,’ share stories of learning English in U.S. schools

Photo of a stack of alphabet blocks spelling “literacy.”NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, on “The Many Voices of Literacy: Stories from English Language Learners.”

The discussion in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center will feature students in high school and college who will share their experiences in learning English in U.S. schools.

Guests will discuss topics related to school vs. home language; immersion vs. pull-out programs, particularly effective and ineffective literacy and language-learning approaches they encountered; and preparation for college-level literacy.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (815) 753-5793 or email cisll@niu.edu.

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