This week will provide a solid introduction to the teaching of intercultural skills. The course combines established theoretical approaches to culture with new insights into intercultural communication, and places a strong emphasis on developing practical skills for the classroom. You will learn about the challenges of working in different environments and approaches to teaching aspects of intercultural communication. You will develop your skills for teaching in areas such as building rapport, influencing and managing conflict in professional contexts.
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.
In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.
|Week 1||Session One||Session Two||Session Three|
Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology
|Simulation: travelling to and unknown place|
- asking the right questions
- learning to think before you speak
- building relationships
- introducing concepts of culture in the classroom
- models of culture
|TUESDAY||Communication fundamentals: Speaking and listening effectively||Teaching methodology:|
- decision-making across cultures
- understanding and using intercultural competence models in class
|Video case study: travelling to a new culture
- discussion and application to own context
|WEDNESDAY||How to persuade and influence people across cultures||Teaching methodology:|
- delivering intercultural activities
- facilitation versus training
|Understanding different learning styles and learning methodologies
Coaching techniques for teaching about culture
|THURSDAY||How to understand and manage cross-cultural conflicts||Culture: a developmental approach|
- using feedback effectively in intercultural situations (with colleagues, customers, students and their parents)
|Free time / Self-study|
|FRIDAY||Preparation and teaching practice||Resources: published training materials, simulations, websites, organisations||Personal Action Plan and further professional development
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