Kurser och studieplaner / Engelska
5116 Intercultural Communication Skills
|Period: 3&4||20.1.2014 - 9.5.2014|
|Period: 1&2||2.9.2013 - 13.12.2013|
|Institution||Språk och kommunikation|
The entry level of the course is CEFR C1 and the target level is CEFR C1.2.
Upon completion of the course the student is expected to be able to communicate effectively and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts, detect culturally relevant differences, and create rapport in face-to-face interactions over cultural borders.
Entry level CEFR C1 (Operational proficiency level of English). Knowledge of Swedish not required.
Completion of the course Introduction to Business English or the three courses Business Terminology, Business Writing, and Oral Communication Skills for International Business. Students who have not completed the courses should contact the instructor prior to enrolling in the course.
Classroom instruction with mandatory classroom attendance.
Contact hours: 56 h
Independent studies: 80 h, including revision for exam
Group work: 70 h
Ladau-Harjulin U (1998): Cross-cultural Factors in International Business Communication IN Cooper R (Ed.) Compare and Contrast. Tampere, Tampere University.
Ladau-Harjulin U: Cross Culturally Oriented Problem Areas in Face-to-Face Interactions Between Finnish and British Executives. London-Helsinki video excerpts.
Ladau-Harjulin U & Lonegan J (1997): Intercultural Communications Skills Through Video IN Kelly J (Ed.) Cross Cultural Competence. Leeds, University of Leeds Publications.
Ladau-Harjulin U: Creating Rapport Over Cultural Borders - North and South of Europe video/DVD 2005.
Lewis R (2002): The Cultural Imperative; Global Trends in the 21st Century. Yarmonth, Maine, USA, Intercultural Press.
Lewis R: When Cultures Collide. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Latest edition.
Trompenaars F: Riding the Waves of Culture. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Latest edition.
Other material as indicated by the instructor.
Bedömning och examination
Continuous assessment of assignments (15%) and classroom activity (15%). Final written examination (70%).
The course is offered both in the autumn term (Periods 1 and 2) and in the spring term (Periods 3 and 4). A maximum of 30 participants; 15 places are reserved for international students.