15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module is designed to develop participants intercultural competence with a view to becoming an intercultural mediator and effective communicator in an international/multicultural workplace. It requires participants to combine their knowledge of approaches to intercultural communication with real-time situations, thus enhancing their awareness of the values by which they and others operate. Emphasis will also be placed on the centrality of language in the intercultural communication process. Participants will take an active role in seminars; these are designed to develop intercultural learning through consideration of critical incidents, simulation, role-play, drama, and multilingual discussion. These activities will lead to a deeper understanding of the centrality of language in intercultural encounters; the values carried by language and the participants themselves as intercultural people.

Staff Contact: Dr J Woodin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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