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Chelsea Walter

Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Education Specialist

Contact Chelsea at cwalter@coloradocollege.edu to schedule an online appointment. Chelsea is offering online support to CLD students and faculty working with CLD students Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00, Blocks 7-8.

Chelsea Walter has experience with culturally and linguistically diverse students globally. She has taught English virtually to students and English teachers in China, has taught English language classes at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and has most recently taught language and rhetoric to culturally and linguistically diverse students domestically. She has also taught linguistics and language pedagogy to preservice L2 educators. Her interests include linguistics, working with and learning about CLD students, and researching ESL pedagogy and teacher education. She is a Board Member for COTESOL.

Ask Chelsea About...

  • Speaking, listening, reading, or writing for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Applying for Princeton Fellowships (Africa, Asia, Latin America)
  • Teaching English domestically or abroad
  • COTESOL or other teaching and language centered professional organizations

Regular Classes

English as a Second Language is an integral part of the services offered to the diverse student population at Colorado College. Chelsea teaches annually in the Global Scholars Program, a transitional education experience for incoming international students. In addition, ESL support is available to any non-native English speaker on campus year-round.

GS208: Advanced Practice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

This course will provide holistic language support for any culturally and linguistically diverse student. The material will focus on strengthening oral fluency, listening, and note-taking skills through pronunciation practice, vocabulary development, idiomatic expressions, classroom discussions, and presentations. Material will also focus on necessary writing and reading skills, such as understanding prompts, writing expectations, and the writing process, avoiding plagiarism, formatting, synthesizing, editing, and revising. These skills are intended to be directly utilized in concurrent block courses. Personal understanding of American social and cultural topics will also be facilitated. The course will meet twice per week over 4 blocks. 1 unit.

ED200: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

This course introduces students to theories, applications, and issues related to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Students read second language acquisition theory, learn strategies for working with diverse populations, and understand how to make content area lessons accessible to CLD students. The course includes a field observation practicum component. Block 6.

1 unit 

GS213: Global Scholars Program

To learn more about the Global Scholars Program and courses, click here.

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