ANU Coffee Courses: Cross-Culturally Responsive Teaching

We are pleased to announce the first ANU Coffee Course for 2021: Cross Culturally Responsive Teaching

Have you ever wondered how much culture affects your students’ learning? Or, do you believe that teaching should be culture-free? If you have students from more than one cultural background in your face-to-face or online classroom, then this is a must Coffee Course for you.

In this Coffee Course and subsequent face-to-face workshop, we will introduce several key strategies on how to make your teaching in a global classroom more effective and enjoyable.

Key questions we will be looking at are:

  • How do I incorporate cross-culturally responsive teaching strategies in my course, assessments design and in-class delivery?
  • How do I respond to students’ different communications styles and attitude, e.g. in relation to time, rules, authority, uncertainty, different ways of dealing with stress, emotions and conflicts?
  • How do I understand my students from different cultures and truly enjoy teaching a global classroom?

Course Dates

Tuesday 18 May to Thursday 20 May, 2021

There will be 3 blog posts, one per day, that will take about 15-20 minutes to work through. 

All are welcome

We welcome all staff, including tutors, demonstrators, professional staff, and academics at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this course. To participate, simply subscribe to the weblog by entering your email. 


Dr Marina Iskhakova | Senior Lecturer and Program Manager, ANU College of Business and Economics