Teaching International Students

In education, one of the potentially positive effects of globalisation is the increased number of international students. A large proportion of international students come from countries where English is not spoken at home - these students are often referred to as students from Non-English Speaking backgrounds (NESB). Clearly, when faced with learning and teaching paradigm different from their home system students often feel challenged and may not perform to their capacity. These challenges are often derived from underlying differences in learning approaches and could be dealt with relatively easily with some effort from the student and appropriate understanding, strategies and guidance from staff members.

Information to help you teach international students

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