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Teaching in the International Classroom

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Date Scheduled by individual or group request.
Target group University teachers who are interested in or are teaching diverse and international groups.
Price € 300
Study load 2-8 hours
Number of participants

International Classroom trainings are primarily offered through individual coaching sessions (see information below). For more information or to schedule a group session in your program, contact

Certificate You will be awarded a certificate at the end of the course.

Since February 2021, 'Course Title' workshops have been replaced with individual (or small-group) coaching sessions about teaching in the international classrooms. Embracing and sustaining the internationalization of the curriculum and the classroom remains a key priority for the University of Groningen. As our community becomes increasingly global, teachers of all backgrounds have questions about how that impacts both course content in addition to teaching methods. These varied questions might sound like these common ones:

'How do I communicate, interact, and assess in culturally-diverse classrooms?'

'How can I make my course content (curriculum) more internationalized?'

These varied questions are why International Classroom trainings are offered in individual or small-group coaching sessions. Quite simply, coaching provides a more tailored program based on your needs while allowing for a deeper investigation into your teaching practices.

Possible learning goals or activities

After an initial discussion with teachers, learning outcomes will be tailored to the individual needs of the teacher and may include the following:

  • Revise or adjust the design of your course to dovetail with the needs of an international student population.
  • Use different strategies to stimulate intercultural learning through group interaction and national diversity.
  • Leverage and respond to academic cultural differences in your teaching practice.
  • Interpret and apply the university's International Framework for your course or programme.
  • To give feedback on assessment in an international setting.
  • To set up an action plan for making the curriculum more international or intercultural.
  • Through teaching observations or content audits, review effectiveness of current course practices.
Learning in the international classroom ©Peter van der Sijde
Learning in the international classroom ©Peter van der Sijde
Last modified:08 March 2021 11.33 a.m.