Louise Townsin
Intercultural competence

The workshop provides an overview of the concept of intercultural competence, drawing on historical and contemporary research from diverse contexts around the world. It includes a focus on the role of identity, student mobility and language learning in the development of intercultural competence. Specific attention will be paid to strategies for assessment of intercultural competence and classroom, teacher development and organisational practices.

Louise Townsin is a PhD candidate (Education) at Torrens University Australia. Her area of interest is in intercultural learning in tertiary contexts, with a focus on student mobility.  She has extensive experience working as an English teacher with international university students in the development of academic literacy skills.  Louise's education includes Master of Applied Linguistics, Graduate Diploma in Humanities (French) and a Bachelor of Social Science.