Trauma Informed Teaching Practices in Adult ESL Classrooms

Ruba Kallab, OCELT
March 24, 2024
7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Webinar Series

Have you ever wondered how trauma-informed teaching practices can transform the learning experience for adults in ESL classrooms? Are you curious about integrating trauma-informed teaching practices into your Adult ESL classes? Are you seeking innovative ways to create a supportive and inclusive environment for adult learners in ESL settings?

This session aims to provide educators with practical insights on recognizing and addressing trauma in the classroom, fostering a more supportive and inclusive environment. We will explore the intersection of trauma-informed practices and ESL pedagogy, offering actionable approaches for creating a safe and nurturing space that enhances language acquisition and overall well-being.

This webinar will address:

  • Understanding Trauma in Adult Learners: Explore the nuances of trauma and its impact on adult ESL students.
  • Implementing Trauma-Informed Strategies: Discover practical teaching techniques that align with trauma-informed principles.
  • Creating Inclusive and Supportive Spaces: Explore methods for fostering inclusivity and cultural sensitivity.
  • Building Resilience and Effective Communication: Acquire strategies to promote resilience and emotional well-being in ESL classrooms.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices

Categories: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Instructional Design

Teaching Sectors: All sectors, LINC

Participant Level: All levels

About the Presenter

Ruba Kallab (she/her) is a TESL Ontario certified teacher with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from York University. As an ESL instructor at Sheridan College, she brings a wealth of experience to her role, specializing in language assessment as an IELTS examiner and CLB assessor. With a dedication to inclusive education, Ruba has closely collaborated with refugee students, tailoring her approach to address their unique linguistic and cultural needs.


* Members must be a member of the TESL Ontario group on Tutela.

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