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From Culture Shock to Multicultural Identity: Success Abroad and Back Home

Event Special Guest Workshop:
From Culture Shock to Multicultural Identity:
Success Abroad and Back Home

Date 21 Oct 2016 (Friday)

Time 2:30pm to 4:15pm

Venue Seminar Room 2, ILC
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Workshop Description

When you study or live abroad, you change. Some change a lot, and others only a little, but the experience affects everyone in powerful ways. This talk will focus on the cultural challenges that come with staying abroad, as well as on their impact on individual identity.

Speaker's Bio

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Mr. Pierre Assier

Pierre Assier completed a Master of Arts degree in English studies at the University of Pennsylvania through an exchange program with Université Lyon III, where he also obtained a postgraduate English teaching certificate.

He has been involved in the development and delivery of a wide range of undergraduate courses, including academic English, British and American literature and history, and translation, teaching in selective undergraduate classes in France from 2003 to 2010 and at Shanghai University: Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce from 2011 to 2013.

To promote intercultural understanding, he also ran a private seminar on the history of western cultures in Shanghai, as well as a course on the cultural history of western performing arts, which he taught to officers of the Hong Kong Government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In 2015 he joined the Independent Learning Center at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where his contribution included workshops and online micro learning modules on intercultural communication.

Having recently relocated to Paris, he currently teaches British and American literature and history, as well as translation, to French undergraduate students.





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