When teaching to students to whom English is a foreign language, a variety of difficulties may arise, not just in terms of actually understanding the content being taught, but also because of cultural differences, all potentially contributing to a sense of isolation. This chapter discusses and reflects on some of the potential problems that may arise in this context and how the author has used their knowledge and experience to solve and/or pre-empt them. Tips on how to make one’s teaching is discussed, along with a reflection on the intersection between language and culture. Advice on how to adapt teaching materials and assessments is also provided.
Adam Shaw-Mellors and Pieter Koornhof
In this chapter, the authors discuss best practices in relation to not only how one should seek to teach principles of law to business students, but also what the content is that should be focused on. The authors reject the traditional practice of merely simplifying the content taught to law students, instead submitting that teaching law to business students requires a different focus and context, and that by making (relatively simple) changes to their approach, the law lecturer will not only improve the experience for business students, but also develop skills that may assist them when teaching and engaging in other contexts.