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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching and Learning in an Intercultural Setting

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
Select a course for its schedule. Not all courses are offered every session.
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Course Description

  • CONT942
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

As the number of English language learners in BC schools continues to rise, this elective course is a practical choice for teachers who wish to develop cultural awareness and manage a diverse classroom. It is also excellent preparation for anyone who would like to learn more about working in a culturally diverse setting.
In this course you will learn about your own preferences and approaches regarding communication and interaction in the classroom, and how to recognize and respond to cultural differences when interacting with others. You’ll develop a philosophy of learning in an intercultural setting, and learn to employ strategies and tools that support authentic learning in a diverse classroom. Finally, you will create a resource hub focusing on teaching and learning in an intercultural setting, and you’ll demonstrate your understanding of intercultural competence and how to facilitate cultural diversity.
Learning Objectives
• develop an understanding of cultural diversity dimensions
• identify their own preference and approaches for classroom communication and interaction
• share experiences of working and teaching in an intercultural setting
• identify and evaluate tools and strategies for understanding and facilitating diversity
• develop an understanding of cultural dimensions and competencies
• understand the role that culture plays in learning
• learn how to how to recognize and respond to cultural differences when engaged in a learning interaction with others

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Application Requirements

B.C. Teaching Certification

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Course Materials

Electronic resources are available within the course.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their course, should click here for further information and support.

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