Tips for Teaching the Internationalized Classroom

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.

Late arrival and/or early exit from the workshop invalidates receiving credit. 


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 cultural differences can be confusing and overwhelming, these challenges often come to light in the classroom.

This session will equip you with strategies for ensuring that your international students successfully learn the material and meet your expectations in the classroom.

This is a required session for a certificate of completion in
Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.


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Ray Knight
Assistant Academic Director
International Accelerator Program

Ray Knight has been working in the field of international education since 2005. His experience includes teaching aboard for more than 6 years, teaching international students in the US for more than 10 years, and advising students on their academic success for more than 4 years. He is most interested in optimizing the first-year experience for international students - both at the undergraduate and graduate levels - here at USC.

Elise Newman Hatfield
Teaching Faculty and Curriculum Coordinator
International Accelerator Program
English Programs for Internationals

Elise Newman Hatfield has been teaching English language courses since 2010 in the public education system, and then began at USC in 2013. She has taught and developed curriculum for both the Intensive English Program as well as the International Accelerator Program. She loves having a diverse classroom and strives to help students make the most of their time in the states.