Teaching & Learning Institute

Intercultural Fluency

Increasing Intercultural Fluency & Internationalizing the Classroom

In 2013 Selkirk College experienced a rapid increase in international student enrolments in a number of our programs including business and tourism. This was a wonderful opportunity for instructors to increase their intercultural fluency and learn about internationalizing the classroom for resident students who will benefit from broader worldviews.

Guest Speakers


Dr. Kyra Garson
Intercultural Coordinator, Centre for Student Engagement & Learning Innovation at Thompson Rivers University spoke to the employees and faculty of Selkirk College during the 2015 Discovery Day.
View Dr. Garson's powerpoint slides from the  keynote‌ she delivered on the The International Intercultural Interface.

Dr. Scott Douglas
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Okanagan Campus gave workshops at the Tenth Street and Castlegar campuses as part of pre-term boot camps for instructors.
View Dr. Douglas's 41 Instructional Strategies for International Learners as well as a copy of his presention Responding to linguistic diversity:Helping international and resident students navigate your courses

Join the Community of Practice on Interculturization by contacting Theresa Southam.