Communication in the Intercultural Classroom

Two of the main tasks of an instructor in a diverse, inclusive classroom are to:

  1. facilitate dialogue among students from a variety of cultural, linguistic and disciplinary backgrounds, and
  2. promote student engagement effectively across cultural differences in teacher and student roles

As you work through the section, keep these questions in mind:

  1. As an instructor, how can I make sure that all students have a chance to contribute to dialogue in my classroom?
  2. What can I do to help bridge cultural differences in communication styles among my students?
  3. How can I help my students prepare for the diverse world of work and draw on diversity in my class as a learning opportunity?