Learning in the Global Classroom

Learning in the Global Classroom

A Guide for Students in the Multicultural University

Carol Dalglish, Peter Evans and Lynda Lawson

This unique and fascinating book is written for tertiary level students in the multicultural classroom, whether studying abroad or at home alongside international students. It relates a genuine understanding of the student perspective of learning in a multicultural classroom, highlighting how students possess different learning styles and attitudes to teaching and learning and demonstrating that students not only face language issues, but also numerous other unanticipated challenges.

Chapter 10: Communication: Speaking in the Global Classroom

Carol Dalglish, Peter Evans and Lynda Lawson

Subjects: business and management, international business, management education, education, management education, teaching and learning


WHY IS SPEAKING IN THE GLOBAL CLASSROOM SO IMPORTANT? Good communication skills in both your first and second language are vital to your future career success. Take a look at the jobs advertised on your favourite employment website. You will see that for most jobs in the global marketplace you will need to communicate well in both speaking and writing. You will need to present your ideas confidently in a range of situations such as in front of a small group or a large group. You will find that colleges and universities seek to develop these skills through a range of activities such as in class presentations or discussions in tutorials. These can range from five minutes to up to an hour in postgraduate or final-year studies. If you have conducted research, as in a masters or doctoral programme, your final oral presentation of your work is a key part of your assessment. Oral presentations may be individual or part of a group presentations. In tutorials, for example, a case meeting may be simulated where you discuss a problem or conduct a case analysis. By giving a presentation or participating in a tutorial, you will not only gain a better understanding of content knowledge but you will also learn how to discuss ideas and present your point of view, ask questions and answer questions. Giving a presentation of a topic requires you to understand your subject deeply and to be able to distil key points and to memorize these in...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information