06 Teaching in the International Classroom

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
10 and 11 October 2019 09:00 17:00 Wageningen Kroon, Hubertie 6 / 8 Registration ended at 03/10/2019
19 and 20 March 2020 09:00 17:00 Wageningen Kroon, Hubertie 5 / 12 Apply

Course description

The course Teaching in the International Classroom is for (teaching) staff to help learn to develop four skills that lecturers need to develop in order to become more intercultural competent:

  1. Increase cultural self-awareness
  2. Increase awareness of others within their own cultural contexts
  3. Develop capacities for ‘’bridging the cultural gap’’ in order to interact effectively and appropriately
  4. Experience building an inclusive learning environment together

Topics of the course:

Own educational norms and values; Cultural stressors in classroom; Cultural dimensions; Intercultural Competence Continuum; Issues that arise in the international classroom


In the course we focus on active-learning; You practise several skills; Explore theoretical background; Exchange experiences; Discuss with peers; Explore your own view on education.

The training is two days. During the course you will receive the course materials including the book Intercultural Sensitivity From Denial to Intercultural Competence by Ir. Carlos Nunez which you can use in your own teaching practice to create a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Participants in this course will need to be familiar with issues around teaching and learning that often arise in the international classroom. Lecturers need to have experience in teaching: give lectures or tutorials in a higher educational an international classroom; or guiding students. The course will also be appropriate for teachers of all levels who have had little or no experience in the international classroom or who have had some experience but have not been trained in this domain. The course is also appropriate for study advisors and other staff who want to know more about issues that arise in the international classroom.