English 2: Intercultural Communication Group 1 (SE)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Sabine Spanz

Course numberM3.05190.20.141
Course codeEngl2IC
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Students know their own cultural imprinting and their fixed action patterns resulting from it. They are familiar with the most common culture specific dimensions at work. They are aware of cultural differences and are able to act accordingly.

English 1: Advanced English Communication Skills

Cultural theory, cultural dimensions, cultural imprinting, culture specific thinking as well as schemes of behaviour and fixed action patterns resulting from it, differences in languages based on differences in culture, verbal and nonverbal communication, sensitizing students for cultural differences, understanding these differences and acting accordingly in real life situations, case studies (focus on Germany, Italy and Slovenia).

Broszinsky-Schwabe, Edith (2011): Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Missverständnisse - Verständigung. 1. Auflage. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Hofstede, Geert, Hofstede, Gert J., Minkov, Michael (2010): Cultures and Organizations - Software of the Mind: Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival. New York: Mcgraw-Hill Education Ltd.
Lewis, Richard (2006): When Cultures Collide. London: Nicholas Brealey International.
Tomalin, Barry; Nicks, Mike (2007): The World's Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them. London: Thorogood Publishing.

Lecture, individual study, discussions, role plays, presentations

Presentations 50% and final exam 50%