XYHI1001 Multilingual and Intercultural Communication Competencies (3 cr)
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to:
- understand the meanings and functions of languages and cultures in interaction
- be aware of fundamental elements of intercultural communication, such as stereotyping, ethnocentrism, and identity
- be motivated to interact in multilingual and intercultural groups and
- have skills and knowledge to engage and facilitate intercultural and multilingual groups and teams.
Lectures, readings and assignments to be completed individually and in groups.
The course aims at deepening the knowledge and skills needed in multilingual and multicultural work life. Themes of the course include communication skills required in different contexts, such as online negotiations, podcasts, and / or academic presentation situations. The course aims at utilizing students’ language repertoire and encourages them to participate in multilingual interactions. The aim of the course is to understand that different languages encode different worldviews. Further, issues of identity and power are addressed from the perspective of contemporary work life.