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Presenters: Jessica Downey, ACE, and Laura Birkenhauer, Libraries.

Participants will engage in a series of activities to identify aspects of participation that are most essential to the learning of international students in their courses. Informed by theories from the field of second language studies, they will modify existing tasks or create new ones that are designed to reduce anxiety and increase participation and engagement for all students. Instructors are asked to bring the participation sections of their syllabi and some classroom activities in which students struggle to engage. They will have the opportunity to gain feedback from invited international students during the workshop.