10 Tips for Effectively Teaching International Students

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:40 AM - 12:55 PM


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The webinar starts at 11:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:45 a.m.


10 Tips for Effectively Teaching International Students is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


The diversity in USC classrooms is rapidly increasing to include students from a range of countries and linguistic backgrounds. With all of the benefits that come from having a global classroom, there are challenges that are presented by this shift. As students try to succeed in a language that they do not natively speak and in a country where the cultural differences can be confusing and overwhelming, these challenges often come to light in the classroom.

This session will give you 10 key tips for ensuring that your international students successfully learn the material and meet your expectations in the classroom. This workshop has been expanded to include tips for the online/hybrid delivery of coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.


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Ann Janosik
English Programs for Internationals

Ann Janosik has taught English to international students for 22 years. She has coordinated curriculum across the spectrum of skill areas and is currently coordinating the English for Academic Purposes coursework for students who are beginning to take on a full load of academic coursework at UofSC. A skilled teacher trainer, Ann has trained instructors and graduate students to meet the linguistic needs of international students in the classroom. In addition, she is an expert in English pronunciation and has conducted workshops at the Center for Teaching Excellence and English Programs for Internationals on accent reduction and pronunciation pedagogy.

Ray Knight
Assistant Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies
International Accelerator Program

Ray Knight has worked in the field of international education for 14 years in a range of administrative and teaching roles. As Assistant Academic Director of Undergraduate Studies within the International Accelerator Program, he manages academic advising and early intervention for international students during their first year at USC, taking into account their linguistic and cultural needs and differences.