Teaching Intercultural Communication Skills 2: 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:

  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:

  • discuss the key models of culture and cultural theory in further detail
  • design and create a comprehensive intercultural skills training programme and plan its implementation in their own teaching context
  • 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)
  • February 3, 2020
  • April 6, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • October 12, 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

 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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