English 3 (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Sherene Kaufmann
Course numberB2.00000.30.011
Course codeENG 3
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,5
Language of instruction English

Student will be able to:
Identify cultural-related factors that may affect the communication flow and create misunderstandings in academic and professional settings (seminar discussions, meetings and negotiations, correspondence, job applications, interviews, team work, etc.).
Develop their own strategies for successful cross-cultural communication.
Improve their language and communication skills for academic and professional genres while keeping the addressee in mind.

Barriers in intercultural communication
Culture analysis (ways to identify culture features)
Strategies for interpersonal/cross cultural competence
Technology and culture (presentation and discussions and write-ups of selected topics)
Language, communication and organizational culture: strategies for interpersonal/cross cultural competence
- Use of polite language  and constructed feedback
- The dynamics of team work
- Writing email (informal and formal language)
- Job application process

Bob Dignen (2011). Communicating Across Cultures. Cambridge University Press; Student edition
Marc J. Riemer (2007) Intercultural Communication Considerations in Engineering Education. UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE). Global J. of Engng. Educ., Vol.11, No.2

Additional material tailored for both the learning needs of the students and the study programme provided by the lecturer.

Workshops including the analysis and interpretation of various media modes (e-mails, job applications, video clips, interviews, etc.)
Seminar group discussion and presentations on topics suggested in the classroom or selected by the student.

Active participation in class
Individual/group presentations and written assignments
Language exercises for student's self-assessment