Cross cultural communication is referred to when the diverse cultural background of communicants can either be successful, or can bring about distortion of the message, or result in overall communication failure.
This course is designed for undergraduate students of KBTU to acquire a general understanding of cross cultural communication (CCC) both as a science and a tool for effective communicating across cultural borders. The current situation in the global labor market, the possibility of graduates' entering the international arena in their future professional activities, and a growing number of contacts with non/native speakers of English imply the need for effective communication with representatives of other cultures.
What can you expect from this course?
The objectives of this course are as follows:
development of a general understanding of the notion and models of cross cultural communication,
awareness of cultural diversity, stereotypes and tolerance for promoting positive intercultural relations.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the students are expected to:
acquire skills for improving cross cultural communication within non/academic environment
further develop their integrated learning, critical and creative thinking skills.
Best of the best 3C
5 senses poem
France France looks like the Eiffel Tower at sunrise, France smells like a freshly baked croissant with old expensive wine, France sounds like a young poet's love serenade, France tastes like the fragile crust of a morning baguette, France feels like freedom of French revolutions…
My brother asked for money So he could buy a Ferrari He thought it'd be funny Then he was stuck in the gummies
In the night sky each star glows differently, reflecting each fate. Under the snow there is something alive and it is snowdrop.
How the lessons went before COVID
The lessons aroused students' admiration for the subject and interested them. Projects were presented on a projector, students prepared in advance for the performance in order to earn more points
1: Add-drop;Topic 1: Introduction. Course overview;CAC;Why 3C?: Video 1: P.Riccardi Talks about Culture;Mindmap,Summary, Case study, Role play
2;Understanding culture and communication;1A;Developing intercultural skills Listening & reading pp 6-7;;Case development: brainstorming the topic
3;Development of cross cultural communication as a science;1B;Developing flexible thinking;Case study 1 5G p.5
4;3C Dimensions and models 1;2A;Managing first meetings: Strategies;Role play: 7G p.11
5;3C Dimensions and models 2;2B;Managing first meetings: Small talk topics;Role play: 7G p.13
6;3C Dimensions and models 3;3A;Communicating effectively: Good and bad news;E. Meyer Low Context vs High Context Societies
7;Stereotypes in 3C (auto- and hetero stereotypes);3B;Communicating effectively: Managing conversation styles;;Case draft presentation
9;Culture shock: U curve, W curve;4B;Managing different and difficult communicators;E. Meyer
10;Language barriers in 3C: The English vocabulary;5A;Becoming a better listener: Clarifying meaning, listening effectively
11;Language barriers in 3C:Functional Styles;5B;Becoming a better listener: Clarifying meaning, listening effectively
12;Cultural chameleons;6A/B;Presenting across cultures;How Culture Drives Behaviours | Julien S. Bourrelle | TEDxTrondheim
13;Negotiating across cultures;8A;Cultural Differences in Negotiations and Conflicts
14;Managing conflicts across cultures;9A/B;Conflicts causes and avoidance strategies;;Case portfolio &presentation
15;Profiling your intercultural competence;10A;Working in an international team: introducing yourself to your team;;Case portfolio &presentation