Teaching in a Cross Cultural Environment


UCD Provider

UCD HR Learning & Development


Aimed at

Those involved in teaching, tutoring and supervising international students.



International students bring a broad range of cultural and academic perspectives to the learning environment, and this diversity has the capacity to enrich teaching and learning in a university. However, it can also present many teaching and learning issues. This workshop is designed to highlight the needs of international students as learners and the challenges that can arise for teaching staff in a diverse intercultural classroom. It will introduce issues of cross-cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication to those who teach international students.



To discuss and explore strategies for improving the international student experience from a teaching and learning perspective. 



In this half-day seminar you will:  

  • Review and discuss the literature available on teaching international students

  • Identify the main barriers in terms of teaching and learning - assessment including academic writing and group work,  learning styles of diverse cultural groups; language issues,  cross-cultural communication including verbal and non-verbal behavior

  • Identify and solve problems with the help of others in the workshop

  • Plan for and offer better support to international students 


Facilitator:  Irish Council for International Students



Half day



29 November 2016


Book Your Place: UCD Online Booking System (available from 20 September 2016)