1 Knowledge Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Centre for Teaching and Learning (CUL), Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Department of Business Communication, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University5 Centre for Teaching and Learning (CUL), Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark Teaching and Learning through a Foreign Language – A Challenging Task With a higher percentage of international faculty and students than ever before at many universities, more often than not students learn and teachers teach through the medium of a foreign language, that is, English. While there is obviously a linguistic dimension to it, it turns out that there is also a cultural dimension that should not be underestimated whether we teach in our first or a foreign language. Have you also noticed the challenges of teaching a heterogeneous group of students with different first languages and cultures? At this presentation you will be introduced to the results of recent Danish, Norwegian and Swedish studies of these challenges as seen from the perspective of both teachers and students. And in an interactive format, you will be invited to share your experience within this field and discuss possible solution to the problems identified.
undervisning, læring, fremmedsprog, undervisning på engelsk; teaching, learning, foreign language, English medium instruction