ERIC Number: EJ798365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Abroad: Lessons Learned along the Way
Texter, Lynne A.
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n3 p352-356 2007
The author and her colleagues were given an opportunity to teach their master's program in professional communication overseas in Prague. Initial concerns regarding logistics, cultural differences, and other faculty issues and fears were offset by the benefits of an international education program for students and for professional and personal growth for instructors. Executive format (40 hours of teaching over 2 weekends) makes for very long days in the classroom and requires stamina in faculty and students, and is described as exhausting, exhilarating, condensed and intense. In this article, the author discusses lessons learned from her international teaching experience: (1) Think globally, teach locally; (2) Expect the unexpected; and (3) Teaching is teaching is teaching.
Descriptors: International Education, Masters Programs, Cultural Differences, Teaching Experience, Study Abroad, Business Communication, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic