Hibsman Presents on Teaching a Changing International Audience at 2016 EAPSU Conference

Posted on 11/7/2016 7:17:11 AM

Tim Hibsman (Department of English) presented his paper, "Teaching a Changing International Audience," at the 2016 EAPSU Conference on November 5 at Clarion University.

The presentation discussed teaching, marketing, and recruiting strategies for international students. Experiences and examples were drawn from recent involvement in the Visiting Scholars Program at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. The Kyungpook campus is actively trying to create collaborative efforts with sister universities to benefit students, as well as expanding the Visiting Scholar Program. Teaching students with a unique international background requires some flexibility, creativity, and an understanding of university goals and objectives.

In addition, teaching strategies for teaching students from Taiwan were touched upon. A group of Taiwanese students visited the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus for one year and took a variety of courses, including Technical Writing and Introduction to Film. Effective assignments and teaching strategies were demonstrated.

About EAPSU:

The English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities is a regional professional organization whose members come from the faculty and students of the 14 state university English Departments in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

EAPSU has been in existence since 1980 as an organization dedicated to excellence in English studies, and we have prided ourselves in being inclusive. Our conferences showcase the best in many disciplines within English Studies: composition, creative writing, literature, film, technical/scientific writing, and, of course, pedagogy. 

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