2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Speaker Biography

AÍDA WALQUI (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Director of Teacher Professional Development at WestEd. She has taught in the Division of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and at the School of Education, Stanford University, where she coordinated the CLAD teaching credential. A native Peruvian, she received a Masters in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, and her Ph D in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Stanford University. Dr. Walqui has ample experience in the field of second language teaching in elementary and secondary schools as well as at the university level nationally and internationally. She is the author of several books, including Access and Engagement, Program Design and Instructional Approaches for Immigrant Students in Secondary School, an ethnographic study of English learners in U.S. high schools. Her main area of interest and research is teacher expertise in multilingual academic contexts and how to promote its growth across the continuum of teacher professional development.


Dr. Walqui presented Apprenticing the Academic Uses of English: Middle School English Language Learners and their Teachers at the 2007 CREATE conference.

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