ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 
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Laura Vander Broek

Grand Valley State University
Associate Professor of English
Allendale, Michigan, USA

Laura Vander Broek is an Associate Professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Michigan where she serves as Linguistics Section Chair for the undergraduate curriculum in Applied Linguistics. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Chiapas, Mexico.  Her areas of interest and research include TESOL teacher preparation, refugee and immigrant acculturation, and dual language immersion. Most recently she has been involved in addressing the urgent need for curriculum development and teacher training for educators who teach refugee learners with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE).  For the past 13 years she has co-directed a short-term study abroad program for English education students in Maastricht, Netherlands, which has led to collaborative work with United World Colleges—Maastricht.