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Internationalization

From a teaching and learning perspective, internationalization is all about infusing intercultural elements into course content, delivery, and support. Like Indigenization, it is a process – a way of designing courses that considers how students’ unique cultural experiences can impact and enhance their learning.

Internationalized courses draw students’ attention to underrepresented perspectives and historical injustices. They prepare them to thrive in an increasingly diverse and multilingual job market. They provide a culturally inclusive learning environment where students of all backgrounds can learn from each other. Thoughtfully internationalized courses benefit all students, not just students coming from abroad.

Internationalization of teaching and learning can include:

  • teaching techniques that support success for international, racialized, and/or multilingual learners
  • diversifying the perspectives in readings and materials
  • incorporating intercultural skills in learning outcomes
  • developing projects or courses with international or multicultural partners
  • addressing and confronting racism and historical injustices

Working with multilingual learners

How can we best serve students who speak several languages? We have resources to help you adapt your classroom practices, enhance your intercultural competence, and discuss assessment and academic integrity in culturally relevant ways.

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Internationalization workshops

Chat-I (Internationalization)

Video chat session

This session is meant as a casual time of dialogue around cultures, inclusive approaches to teaching, working with international & multilingual learners, or any other topics on internationalizing your curriculum, teaching, and assessment.

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Test Questions for Multilingual Learners

Online workshop

Learn to revise your existing multiple-choice questions to promote student success… all without compromising course content.

According to UBC research, these revision strategies can impact students’ final exam scores by as much as an entire letter grade. The effects are especially strong for multilingual and international students, making this a good addition to your EDI toolkit.

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring a test question or two and prepare to get revising.

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Assignment Feedback for Multilingual Learners

Online workshop

In this workshop, we will explore ways to give effective feedback for student assignments. Learn about some typical features of multilingual student writing and how to address them in your course.

This workshop runs as needed. Use the form below to let us know you're interested, and you'll receive an email when the workshop is scheduled.

Workshop request form

Conversations about Culture

Online workshop

This workshop provides guidance for interacting across cultures with both students and colleagues. It provides background information on international student experiences, tools for spotting and interrupting microaggressions, and practical suggestions for creating inclusive spaces in your courses or student services.

This workshop runs as needed. Use the form below to let us know you're interested, and you'll receive an email when the workshop is scheduled.

Workshop request form

What is internationalization anyway?

Online workshop

Learn about internationalization as it applies to teaching and learning (not just student recruitment). Discover ways to internationalize your curricula by incorporating intercultural elements that appeal to all students.

This workshop runs as needed. Use the form below to let us know you're interested, and you'll receive an email when the workshop is scheduled.

Workshop request form

 

Internationalization videos

Future of Internationalization of Higher Education

Curriculum Internationalization

 

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