Becky Bergman

Senior Lecturer at Language and Communication

My research focuses on intercultural communication within engineering education; globally networked communities; and content and language integrated learning. My PhD project is entitled “Home and international engineering students’ experiences of intercultural group work”.
I am a university lecturer in Intercultural Communication, TESOL and Academic Writing with over 20 years’ experience at all levels, ages and abilities. I have been examiner and course leader for a range of courses from 1st year undergraduate to PhD to staff to company training. I have led a number of pedagogical projects including intercultural communication; student writing guide; online learning materials and integrated courses.
Present teaching:
Interventions in Master's programs working with intercultural communication
Diploma course: Diversity and inclusion in learning in higher education
CLS045 Global and intercultural competence (open to all students at Chalmers)

Organising research seminars at Communication and Learning in Science
SIG21 JURE representative for EARLI
Member of the program council for the bachelor’s programmes in Electrical Engineering

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Individual experiences of intercultural group work in engineering education over time: beyond 'home' and 'international' labels

Becky Bergman, Raffaella Negretti, Britt-Marie Apelgren
European Journal of Engineering Education. Vol. In Press
Journal article

Intercultural collaboration for HE students: current and possible research directions

Becky Bergman, Irene Poort, Kirsten Davis
Other conference contribution

An inclusive, international learning environment?

Becky Bergman, Lena Peterson, Jonas Sjöblom et al
Other conference contribution

Intercultural group work: engaging diversity to enhance learning in an integrated engineering master's project course

Lena Peterson, Becky Bergman, Anthony Norman
Other conference contribution

Making the culturally diverse classroom work: Activities for successful groups

Becky Bergman, Anthony Norman
SEFI 47th Annual Conference: Varietas Delectat... Complexity is the New Normality, Proceedings. Vol. 2019, p. 2036-2038
Paper in proceeding

Teaching writing for academic purposes to multilingual students. Instructional approaches

Becky Bergman
Magazine article

Integration activities in the culturally diverse classroom: crossing the divide

Becky Bergman, Björn Kjellgren, Anthony Norman
Other conference contribution

Forming effective culturally diverse work teams in project courses

Becky Bergman, Anthony Norman, Carl Johan Carlsson et al
13th international CDIO conference proceedings CDIO, June 18-22 2017, Calgary. Vol. 2017 (13), p. 508-518
Paper in proceeding

Intercultural competence for all students: how prepared are our students for the global workplace?

Becky Bergman, Carl Johan Carlsson, Anthony Norman
Other conference contribution

Bridging the gap: Integrating Content and Language in the English-Mediated Classroom

Becky Bergman
English as a Global Language Education Journal. Vol. 2 (1), p. 65-86
Journal article

Intercultural Competence – Stakeholders and Learning Activities at the University

Becky Bergman, Carl Johan Carlsson
Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference. Vol. 2015
Paper in proceeding

Connecting across cultures: student peer support for writing

Paul Anderson, Becky Bergman
Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching. Vol. 6 (2)
Journal article

Reflections on an Integrated Content and Language Project-Based Design of a Technical Communication Course for Electrical Engineering Students.

Becky Bergman, Ann-Marie Eriksson, Jörgen Blennow et al
Journal of Academic Writing. Vol. 3 (1), p. 1-14
Journal article

Peer Reviewing Across the Atlantic Patterns and Trends in L1 and L2 Comments Made in an Asynchronous Online Collaborative Learning Exchange Between Technical Communication Students in Sweden and in the United States

Paul Anderson, Becky Bergman, Linda Bradley et al
Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Vol. 24 (3), p. 296-322
Journal article

Using learning platforms in optional language courses

Becky Bergman
Shifting Perspectives in Engineering Education, Michael Christie, p. 148-158
Book chapter

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