Teaching International Students: Tools and Strategies
March 12, 2014
Margaret Campbell, Learning Services Instructor speaks to Instructors at SIAST
On March 12, 2014 Margaret Campbell, Instructor, Learning Services, Student Development spoke to SIAST instructors regarding Teaching International Students. More and more students are coming to SIAST as international students and as well, there are more newcomers to Canada whose first language is not English taking classes at SIAST.
Using Pauses helps to emphasize important points.
Margaret outlined the main strategies: slower speech; pauses, using lots of examples, using visuals, and using a variety of approaches. She went further to say that the main ideas that she is sharing are the same ones you will find in the research and best practices and that students also have the same suggestions. Handout Teaching International Students
Speaking slower and watching enunciation is important.
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