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December 21, 2014

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Nadine LeGros

Educational Developer (Intercultural Communication)

Contact Information
Email: nlegros@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4219
Fax: 519.884.6063

Office Hours: By appointment
Academic Background

MEd (Education: Curriculum Studies), The University of Western Ontario

University of Cambridge Royal Society of the Arts TEFLA: International Teacher Training Institute, Hastings, England†

BA (English & French),†Trent University

Biography

Intercultural communication competencies are critical to constructive dialogue, productive relationships, and success in every aspect of life at Laurier and in our globalized world.†Nadine is†deeply committed to the intersection between intercultural communication, academic skills, and instruction. †

She has experience both as an international student and as an instructor in international classrooms.†As part of†her undergraduate degree in English and French, Nadine†spent one year at a university in France.†She†is also certified to teach English as a second language, and has taught in France, Japan, Korea and Turkey. Nadine†has offered†workshops†on the Canadian university environment to international graduate students from over 40 countries, supporting them in their adaptation to studying and teaching in a Canadian classroom. Some of†her previous research has focused on the development of teaching communication competencies in international graduate students. †

Nadine†is the author of Communication Strategies for International Graduate Students: Surviving and Thriving in Canadian Academia. This book is available free of charge to all Wilfrid Laurier students, faculty and staff. Please contact her at†nlegros@wlu.ca if you wish to have online access to the book.

Contact Nadine About:

  • Creating academic supports for your international and new immigrant students

  • Developing professional communication amongst all students on campus

  • Delivering workshops on intercultural communication in your departments for your faculty or in your classes for your students

  • Contributing intercultural content to your courses.
Additional Information

Professional Development

Culture, Communication & Team Collaboration, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, Oregon, July, 2013.

Facilitatorís Development Workshop.†The University of Western Ontario.†May, 2010.

Instructional Skills Workshop.†The University of Western Ontario.†August, 2009.

Setting Expectations & Resolving Conflicts in Graduate Education: Train the Trainer Series. Michigan State University.†East Lansing, Michigan, USA, June 2008.

Resolving Conflict Across the Cultural Divide.†Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, Oregon, July, 2007.

Negotiating Across World Views.†Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, Oregon, July, 2007.

The Intercultural Development Inventory.†The Intercultural Communication Institute.†Portland, Oregon, September, 2006.

Training Design for Intercultural Learning. Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, Oregon, July, 2006.

Designing Development Training.†Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Portland, Oregon, July, 2006.


Publications

LeGros, N., & Faez, F. (2012). The intersection between intercultural competence and teaching behaviors: A case of international teaching assistants. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 23 (3), 7-42.

LeGros, N. (Spring 2012) What did you just say?! The perils of pragmatics. Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario.

LeGros, N. (Spring, 2011) How do international teaching assistants learn the norms surrounding teaching communication in Canada? Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario.

LeGros. N. (Fall, 2011). Itís more than just language: Itís about the process. Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario.

LeGros, N. †(Spring, 2010). Questions as tools of the trade. Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario. †

LeGros, N. (2009). Communication strategies for international graduate students: Surviving and thriving in Canadian academia. The University of Western Ontario. (e-manual). †

LeGros, N. (Fall, 2009). How much can we assume our audience knows? Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario. Fall, 2009.†

LeGros, N. (Spring, 2007). Cultural Detectives: Some clues for decoding each other.†Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre.†The University of Western Ontario. †

LeGros, N. (Fall, 2007). Helping second language listeners navigate lectures. Reflections Newsletter. Teaching Support Centre. The University of Western Ontario. †


Conference Presentations

LeGros, N. & McIntyre, G. (May, 2011). Developing teaching communication competence in international teaching ssistants. Paper delivered at Navigating Your Path Exploring and Supporting Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Development, Toronto, Ontario.

Clarke, A. & LeGros, N. (April, 2010).†New approaches to conflict resolution: The importance of cross cultural awareness for ombudspersons. Paper delivered at European Network for Ombudsmen in Higher Education, Vienna, Austria. †

LeGros, N. (March, 2010). Developing culturally appropriate teaching language in non-native English speaking teachers. Paper delivered at Seventh International Conference on Foreign Languages, Communication & Culture - Holguin, Cuba†

LeGros, N. & Johnston, K.M. (June 13, 2009). The rhetoric of teaching: Aid or impediment? Paper delivered at the Fifth Conference on Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.†

LeGros, N.†(May, 2008). Assessing the outcomes of a communication course on the intercultural sensitivity of international graduate students. Paper delivered at International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec. †

LeGros, N. (June, 2008). Teacher talk for ITAs: The language of teaching in engineering & the sciences. Presentation at The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Windsor, Ontario.†

LeGros, N & Patrito N.†(June, 2007). Science labs + ITAs = communication conundrum2.†Presentation at The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Edmonton, Alberta. †

LeGros, N.†(June, 2006).†Advanced communication in the Canadian classroom. Presentation at The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Toronto, Ontario.††