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Teaching in a Cross Cultural Environment

(this course is suitable for those involved in teaching, tutoring and supervising international students)

Course Trainer: Irish Council for International Students

Course Aim:

To discuss and explore strategies for improving the international student experience in a teaching and learning environment, while simultaneously improving interaction between home and international students.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the Course you will be able to:

  • Review and discuss the literature available on teaching international students
  • Plan for and offer better support to international students and those involved in teaching
  • Identify the main barriers in terms of teaching, e.g. language awareness, non verbal behaviour, learning styles, communication skills, academic writing
  • Identify and solve problems with the help of others in the workshop

Course Content:

The Workshop is designed to address the needs of international students as learners. The Workshop will introduce issues of cultural awareness to those who teach international students, as well as issues involved in cross-cultural communication.