Perspectives from a Business School
Edited by Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley and Colin Chapman
Chapter 15: Teaching students struggling because English is not their first language
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.
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