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Strategies, Acculturation & Teaching for International Students (Part 2 of 5)

  • Saint Mary's University, Atrium 212 (map)

Conversation Structures & Communication

This session looks at ways that conversations are structured in English, and how it is not easy for international students to recognize the patterns and rules that allow them to communicate comfortably with professors and local peers.

The session will also address the Connected Speech issue as a hindrance, and how professors can help international students overcome the frustration that results from it.


Part of a series of 5 workshops for SMU faculty, presented by Academic Learning Services:

Jan 26 • Between Own Cultures, Learning Styles, & Academic Acculturation

Feb 9 • Conversation Structures & Communication

Mar 2 • Writing, Academic Acculturation & Achievement

Mar 16 • Emotional Attunement & Learning

Mar 23 • Cultural Awareness/Intelligence & Cross Cultural Challenges in the Classroom

These workshops are facilitated by Muhammad Elhabibi (Academic Learning Specialist: English for International Students)

To register for one or more workshops in this series, please contact

Earlier Event: February 8
Film Screening: The Order of Things
Later Event: February 21
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)