An intercultural teaching experience the DAAD-supported summer school in China

Li Zhang
University of Posts and Telecommunications
Xi´an, China

Ralf Schellhase
University of Applied Sciences
Darmstadt, Germany

Birgit Franken
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
Karlsruhe, Germany


In September 2011, a Summer School was held by Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, at Xi´an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. The Summer School was founded by DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, which is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. This paper describes the course of the Summer School, the challenges of this intercultural teaching experience and the ICT tools to be used for future Summer Schools to improve the process. The results of a written evaluation and the prospective use of a learning platform are discussed.