“Enhancing Student Learning in Multicultural Classes”
Elona Mehilli Kolaj

Culture and language relate to each other, and teachers need to be trained to use different strategies in a diverse classroom.Nowadays, Albanian students and teachers find themselves in classrooms with different cultures, languages, and backgrounds. EFL teachers face various challenges when they teach multicultural classes. The multicultural classroom may at first be uncomfortable and challenging to both teachers and students. However, if managed well, it can provide the richest of environments for learning, both for students and teachers and it can be a major factor in helping students adjust to a new culture and be successful in the university context. The study has been conducted through quantitative design. The participants in this study were from the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” in Albania.It attempts to aid teachers to respond positively to the demands of multicultural EFL teaching contexts. The expected outcome of this study would help teachers to manage multicultural classes and achieve higher results with their students.Teachersneed specific competencies to effectively teach in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms and they have a special role in creating a methodology that addresses different cultures and different levels of students.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jflcc.v10n1a1