Teaching Intercultural and Communication Skills 1: Developing Intercultural and Communication Skills

What is the course about?

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.

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:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • provide a solid introduction to the teaching of intercultural skills
  • combine established theoretical approaches to culture with new insights into intercultural communication
  • place a strong emphasis on developing practical skills for the classroom
  • learn about the challenges of working in different environments and approaches to teaching aspects of intercultural communication
  • develop your skills for teaching in areas such as building rapport, influencing and managing conflict in professional contexts.

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

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.

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)
  • January 27, 2020
  • March 30, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • October 5, 2020
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from
B1
Course materials
Included
Hours
Starting from
21
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
Price
£
395
Booking fee
£
55

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Sample Course Programme

Week 1
Session OneSession Two
Session Three
MONDAYIce-breaker
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
Teaching methodology:
- introducing concepts of culture in the classroom
- models of culture
TUESDAYCommunication 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
WEDNESDAYHow to persuade and influence people across culturesTeaching methodology:
- delivering intercultural activities
- facilitation versus training
Understanding different learning styles and learning methodologies

Coaching techniques for teaching about culture
THURSDAYHow to understand and manage cross-cultural conflictsCulture: a developmental approach
- using feedback effectively in intercultural situations 
(with colleagues, customers, students and their parents)
Free time / 
Self-study
FRIDAYPreparation and teaching practice
Resources: published training materials, simulations, websites, organisationsPersonal Action Plan and further professional development

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