Designing Intercultural Programmes


What is the course about?

On this course, the key models of culture and cultural theory will be discussed in further detail. Participants will design and create a comprehensive intercultural skills training programme and plan its implementation in their own teaching context. They will be coached by their trainer and supported by other participants. You will develop your skills for teaching in areas such as building rapport, influencing and managing conflict in professional contexts.

Frequently Asked Questions

This one week course is for teachers, trainers and educational professionals who want to better understand the challenges of teaching intercultural communication skills and teaching culturally diverse student groups

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

At the end of the course, you will:

The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.

You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own classes.

You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.

There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
April 18th 2022 / July 25th 2022 / October 17th 2022
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Booking fee


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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession Two
Session Three
MONDAYIntroduction to the course – objectives and methodology

Review of key approaches to culture and diversity, and key challenges of internationality
Designing an intercultural communication skills programme
- a step by step approach
- delivering intercultural courses
- facilitation versus training
Teaching methodology:
Getting started on goals. Objectives and structure
TUESDAYMini-presentations and feedback:
Initial course design context and ideas
Profiling own intercultural competence

Understanding and integrating intercultural competence models in practice
Communication fundamentals: key interpersonal skills
WEDNESDAYTeaching methodology:
- using feedback effectively in intercultural training courses - understand and manage cross-cultural conflicts in training programmes
Individual coaching techniques and practice

Peer coaching and support
Programme design, facilitation and support
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