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Developing Transcultural Competence

Catering for cultural diversity in the classroom is now mandated in the Australian Curriculum.

This session will introduce participants to some of the broader concepts that govern communication within cultures, particularly with regard to the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions.


What will you learn through this workshop?

  • Develop greater awareness of overarching concepts of cultural communication
  • Discover aspects of Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern cultures
  • Explore the impact these concepts have on your classroom

This session will cover notions of:

  • Face
  • Politeness
  • Self-restraint
  • Self-dispraise
  • Indulgent dependency

Register for this session

Developing Transcultural Competence
Presented by Dr Toni Dobinson

Date: Saturday 28 October 2017

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Cost: Standard: $80. Current Curtin staff/students: $40.

toni dobinson

About your presenter

Dr Toni Dobinson has worked as an English language teacher in the United Kingdom, Egypt and The Sultanate of Oman. She is employed as a consultant by National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), a national accreditation board for language teaching centres for overseas students.

For the last twenty years Toni has been a course tutor and moderator for the Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults qualification which is a pre service teacher education course set up by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate and offered worldwide by different providers.