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Resources for teaching international and multilingual students

In addition to CTL’s strategies for teaching international and multilingual students page, the following resources are available to support instructors teaching multilingual and international students. Many of these resources are helpful for teaching all students.

UW resources

Online resources

  • Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom (Carnegie Mellon)
    This handbook was created in response to faculty requests for information and advice concerning teaching in an increasingly multi-cultural setting. It explores the particular issues that international students face when studying abroad in the US and offers advice and strategies for instructors.
  • Helping Faculty Teach International Students (NAFSA Association of International Educators)
    This brochure explores the particular challenges I/M students face, as well as strategies that faculty can use to help I/M students succeed. It includes “10 practical tips” for faculty teaching I/M students.
  • Teaching International Students: Strategies to Enhance Learning (Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne)
    This document contains practical suggestions for teaching strategies that are informed by widely accepted principles of effective teaching in higher education.
  • Ways to Help Your Students Who Use English as a Second Language – and Everyone in the Process (M. Procter, University of Toronto)
    This webpage offers teaching techniques for international and multilingual students that can also help all students meet particular academic challenges, including: following lectures, participating in class discussions, reading academic texts, and successfully completing writing assignments.

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