Language Opportunity Intercultural Communication course
Language Opportunity Intercultural Communication Course
*Please note* You can only apply for this course if you have not taken a free Language Opportunity course, since being a student at the University.
The aim of this short course is for you to enhance your intercultural awareness as it relates to your current and future experience (in life, university and work). Upon completion of the course, you will have gained knowledge of what intercultural communication is and why it is important. Through the ideas and activities engaged with over the six sessions, you will become more self-aware of how your experiences have influenced the choices you make when interacting with others. You will also gain a greater understanding of what influences your perceptions of others, and how others could perceive your communicative choices. Overall, the course aims to bring together awareness (e.g. knowledge of others, ideas and orientations), practice (enhancing intercultural communicative competence) and understanding (empathy, patience and tolerance).
This course will not be assessed and is offered in addition to any credit bearing modules you are currently taking. However, it is intended to align with an accredited module which is offered in Semester 2 under the Curriculum Innovation Programme. This will be an option for anyone who has taken the course and would like to further develop their interest, knowledge and skills in this area.
It is important that you ensure that you have sufficient time to commit to the full 6 weeks of the course before you apply. Spaces are limited, and are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Students who do not gain a space will be able to reapply for more courses that will take place later in the year. Course dates are as follows:
Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Location: Avenue campus
Start: Wed 26 April
End: Wed 31st May
26th April 2017 – 31st May 2017