Developing teaching skills for the internationalized university: A Danish project

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As an increasing number of higher education institutions offer degree programs taught in English, university management as well as teachers on the ground realize that while the English proficiency of faculty and students is important, there is more to it than just that; students and faculty not only have different first languages, they also come from different cultures, with tacit knowledge and expectations about what is expected in the multilingual and multicultural classroom in which English is the one language shared by all, and in which linguistic, cultural and educational issues all play complex and interlocking roles. This has created a pressing need to explore, develop and share strategies for addressing the needs of English-medium lecturers faced with the challenges and opportunities presented by the multicultural classroom.
This poster will present the outcomes of a major project that has attempted to address these needs by designing, piloting and revising a set of resources available online for lecturers teaching through the medium of English in multicultural university settings.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year1 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
EventCALPIU '12 - Roskilde
Duration: 2 Apr 20124 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceCALPIU '12
CityRoskilde
Period02/04/201204/04/2012

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