In this course, students will have an opportunity to reflect upon linguistic and cultural issues that shape (professional) communication between individuals from different cultural backgrounds and societies, with particular focus being placed on Anglo-German communication. In addition to sensitising students to possible conceptual, linguistic and discoursal differences that may influence the (professional) communication styles of speakers from different linguistic groups, the course will enable students to develop and practise the oral and written skills they need to communicate effectively in English in a broad range of situations requiring professional cross-cultural exchange. Students will have the opportunity to plan, organize and conduct simulated meetings requiring negotiation in English, to engage in cross-cultural mediation, and to participate in oral and written project-work linked to intercultural management.
This course will be taught synchronously and asynchronously.
Interested students should send an email to email@example.com by Wednesday, 7th April 2021 and include details of language courses they have already attended in modules 1a and 1b of the MA English Literatures programme.