Intercultural Communication (SE)


Course lecturer:

 Maria Stella Martinez Contreras , MA Ph.D.

Course numberB2.00000.00.021
Course codeICC
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits1,0
Language of instruction English

Students are capable of understanding cultural factors affecting the
communication flow and misunderstandings in
academic and professional situations (discussions, meetings and
Negotiations, correspondence, job applications, interviews,
teamwork, etc.).
They can develop their own strategies for a successful intercultural
They improve their language and communication skills for that particular
academic and professional environment.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
B2.00000.30.021 - English 3

Barriers in intercultural communication -
Culture analysis (ways to identify cultural traits)
Strategies for interpersonal / intercultural communication
Technology and Culture (presentation and discussions and
Summaries of selected topics)
Language, Communication and Organizational Culture: Strategies for
interpersonal / intercultural competence
Use of polite language and constructive
The dynamics of teamwork
Writing e-mails (informal and formal language)
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

Workshops including the analysis and interpretation of various
media (emails, applications, video clips, interviews, etc.)
Group discussion and presentations on topics in the classroom
proposed or selected by students

Active participation in lessons
Single / group presentations and written assignments
Language Practice for assessing students