Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Perspectives from a Business School

Edited by Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley and Colin Chapman

There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.
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Chapter 15: Teaching students struggling because English is not their first language

Pieter Koornhof


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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