Teaching in the International Classroom

This course is aimed at teachers who (will) teach in English in an international classroom and want to know more about the intercultural and didactic implications of teaching in a diverse and international classroom. Teaching in the International Classroom equips staff to take on the challenges of teaching to an international and therefore diverse student population. The course provides hands-on practice and tailored strategies that can be directly implemented in your own teaching context.

Suitable for: 
Dutch and international teachers in higher education who (will) teach in an international classroom
Start date(s): 
New dates to be announced
Time investment: 
22 hours (meetings: 14 hours, self study: 8 hours)
Location: 
To be announced
Provider: 
Onderwijsadvies & Training
Fee: This fee is exempt from VAT
€766,- (UU/UMCU staff), € 843,- (other participants)
Extra information: 

A customized course is possible

Content

Teaching in English in the international classroom requires a methodological shift because it does not only affect teaching performance but also has an impact on the interaction with and among students. We will discuss the didactic implications for teaching as well as for learning in an international classroom.

An important consideration in this is expectation management: how can you make the implicit explicit? We will focus on encouraging interaction between Dutch and international students and we will provide teaching tools for different teaching contexts, e.g. lectures, seminars/tutorials and supervision.

Lastly, we will discuss the role (and impact) of grading and assessment in the international classroom. You will work with your own course materials.

Dates

The sessions in the fall of 2019 have already started:

  • Session 1: 19 September 2019
  • Session 2: 17 October 2019
  • Session 3: 21 November 2019
  • Session 4: 19 December 2019

Programme

The course has four sessions:

Session 1 (Teaching in English/ Intercultural competences)

  • Implications of teaching in English
  • Stating expectations
  • Intercultural competences

Session 2 (Lectures)

  • Structure and clarity
  • Using an inclusive materials and case studies
  • Interactive lectures

Session 3 (Tutorials)

  • Challenges and best practices for tutorials
  • Guiding students from day-to-day language to a higher-level academic use of language
  • Classroom vocabulary

Session 4 (Grading and Assessment)

  • Different grading systems
  • Giving all students the change to succeed
  • Adapting your assessment(s) to better suit an international classroom

Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • use didactic and presentation skills (including compensation techniques) that a non-native speaker of English needs in order to provide high-quality activities to a diverse group of students
  • encourage interaction between (Dutch and international) students
  • reflect on differences in cultural and educational backgrounds in the international classroom
  • adapt assignments and assessments for use in the international classroom

Participants will receive a certificate when they actively particpate in at least three of the four course meetings.

About Educational Consultancy & Professional Development

Educational Consultancy & Professional Development translates academic insights into the daily practice of teaching. As a teaching professional you can come to us throughout the course of your career for training, advice and solutions tailored to your specific teaching-related needs. Visit our website.

CONTACT

Educational Consultancy & Professional Development
onderwijsadviesentraining@uu.nl
030 253 2261