Teaching International Students: Issues and Strategies

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From the University of Michigan, "Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies" (web site) engages the challenges and benefits of teaching students from "diverse backgrounds."

  • "The ideas are relevant whether the class has a few or many international students, or whether the class focused on international topics or not."
  • "Most of the issues are present to some degree in every classroom, and all of the strategies have potential value to instructors and students."

Using an "Issues/Strategies" structure, the web site provides practical responses to the following challenges that may occur in courses:

  • "Bridging differences in background knowledge and classroom practice"
  • "Teaching non-native speakers of English"
  • "Improving climate"
  • "Promoting academic integrity"
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