Enhancing international student engagement: interpreting business messages in visual approaches

Rui Su


This paper is illustrating diverse visual approaches intended to improving understanding of the relationship between the tutor and students in UK high educational sector. Language barriers and cultural differences are two main problems for teaching international students in business modules. Diverse visual methods are becoming important in interpreting business messages, as well as enhancing the communication and interaction between the tutor and students. This research is based on a pilot study with sixteen international students on postgraduate level during in one academic semester. The findings clarify four visual approaches, comments feedback, imitation/role play, drawing competition and video quiz deal with the relationships between the tutor and students in the internationalising curriculums in UK high education sector.


Higher Education; Internationalisation; Visual methods

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