Browse our books and resources on educating to a multicultural classroom and teaching across borders and languages. Issues range from supporting international students to finding ways to avoid cultural and linguistic discrimination.


Featured Textbooks:

Living, Learning, and Languaging Across Borders by Tatyana Kleyn and Tim Porter

"Through both words and images, Kleyn and Porter vividly bring to life the day to day challenges, dreams and aspirations of nine transnational students—those we call ‘the students we share.’ This is a compelling book for anyone interested in addressing the needs of millions of students caught between two countries and two schooling systems. I learned a great deal from this book." - Patricia Gandara, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Examines the interplay of language, power, and schooling as they affect students and their families to provide insights for educators to develop meaningful pedagogies that are responsive to students’ border crossing experiences.

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: 9th Edition by Joel Spring

In seven concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the United States looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of "equality" that have existed from colonial America to the present.

  • The 9th edition discusses the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, increased educational inequality related to the pandemic, concerns about institutional racism and White nationalism, disputes about the interpretation of U.S. history, and debates over cultural and racial identity.

Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education edited by Gaillynn Clements and Marnie Jo Petray

This volume examines different forms of language and dialect discrimination on U.S. college campuses, where relevant protections in K-12 schools and the workplace are absent. Real-world case studies at intersections with class, race, gender, and ability explore pedagogical and social manifestations and long-term impacts of this prejudice between and among students, faculty, and administrators.

  • Will be useful for students in courses in language & power and language variety, among others; researchers in sociolinguistics, education, identity studies, and justice & equity studies; and diversity officers looking to understand and combat this bias.

Featured Content:

Diversity, belonging and the second language acquisition of Spanish

How do teachers develop diversity and belonging in the second language classroom? Kimberley L. Geeslin, Avizia Y. Long, and Megan Solon, authors of The Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language, explore how the factors can be a tool for redefining successful communication.

Shifting Sands: Identity and Intercultural Communication

In this blog article, Dr. Martin Hyde and Dr. John Kullman, co-authors (with Professor Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) of Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book for Students, discuss how individuals’ identities influence and shape how they communicate, and, on the other side of the coin, how individuals’ communication influences and shapes their own identities.

Language and Culture Chapter Sampler

This chapter sampler features excerpts from six books exploring the best ways to navigate the diversity of language and culture on campus.