About this session

This workshop will explore 3 themes for supporting success with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students across the curriculum:

  1. Understanding of and working toward improving English language proficiency (ELP), intercultural competency, and effective communication
  2. Assessing student communication outcomes and guiding ongoing development and maturation of communication capabilities
  3. Connecting students to support and building self-motivated learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to briefly explore underlying scholarship and research to inform good practice in supporting CALD students and will explore how this scholarship can be applied in their teaching and learning contexts.


  • Matthew Campbell, Office of the DVC(Academic)
  • Dr Norman Ng, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
  • Dr Kate Power, UQ Business School
  • Renee de Simone,  Student Services
  • Associate Professor Jack Wang, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Chair of EAL&CALD Working Party

Who should attend

  • Course coordinators
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Learning designers
  • Teaching support staff.

Benefits of attending

  • Work towards developing one learning or assessment artifact or initiative for implementation in their course across the coming semester to support CALD students.
  • Enhance understanding of the breadth of resources available for students at UQ to support improved ELP, intercultural competencies and effective communication.
  • Share practices and discover different approaches colleagues are using to build and embed ELP, communication and intercultural competence in their curriculum.

About Ready to Teach Week Sem 1 2023

Ready to Teach Week is a bi-annual event, consisting of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.