Teaching in the Intercultural Classroom

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
23 June 2023 09:00 17:00 Schaik, Marieke van 6 / 12 Apply

Course description

The course Teaching in the Intercultural 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.

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.

The course will be appropriate for teachers of all levels with preferable experience in the international classroom. The course is also appropriate for study advisers and other staff who want to know more about issues that arise in the international classroom.