Tuula Lindholm and Johanne Mednick Myles are the authors of a new book Navigating the Intercultural Classroom. Read how they combined their skills and expertise to co-author the book as well their advice for finding time to write while teaching.
1. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
Johanne: I teach at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada and have been teaching for over 35 years at the college and university level.
Tuula: I teach communication skills courses in two community colleges and coach individual students. I have been in the ESOL field for 20 years and was an adult educator and business trainer before.
2. You took on the tremendous task of writing a book. Can you talk a bit about it?
J: I was interested in exploring educational research in the area of second language acquisition and intercultural communication. The sole idea was...