The University of Iowa

EAC: Engaging ESL Learners Across Disciplines

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 3:30pm to 4:45pm

International Programs is excited to announce this academic year’s schedule for Engaging Across Cultures, a non-academic, professional development certificate program that creates an opportunity for University of Iowa graduate and professional students to learn more about fostering an intercultural campus while honing skills that will carry into the future workplace.

Engaging Across Cultures includes subjects of interest to both domestic as well as international students.  Participants earn a certificate by completing a series of sessions (a required introductory session + 2 electives), which may also be included in a professional development section on a resume or CV. 

Please visit the Engaging Across Cultures website for more information: Questions can be directed to Brandon Paulson ( or 319-335-0335).

To Register - All sessions taken for the program are offered virtually for this academic year, free of charge, and fill on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants must register in advance here:

Description - This session will focus on how to consider and include the perspective of students with English as an additional language in all classrooms. We will invite participants to reflect on their own experiences to inform our conversation and discuss how to accommodate the needs of diverse learner backgrounds.  

Participants in this session will learn: 

  • teaching strategies intended to welcome ESL learners  
  • techniques for giving transparent feedback to all students 
  • inclusive assignment and learning activity design 
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brandon Paulson in advance at 319-335-0335 or .