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Intercultural Communication: Dynamics of cultural identities in global interaction

Shanghai International Studies University via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore how to improve your communication with people from other cultures

As relationships, education, and business become ever-more global, the awareness and practice of intercultural communication have become vital skill sets.

If you are interacting with students from overseas, studying abroad, traveling, working in a multinational office, or simply eager to know ways of improving your communication skills, then seeking to understand how to overcome cultural differences is crucial.

On this course you’ll learn how to become aware your own and others’ cultural identities, cultural assumptions we each carry, the nuances of cross-cultural interaction, and their potential for (mis)understanding and growth. You’ll learn different communication styles, how values can change from country to country, and how you can more readily assess and adapt to diverse contexts.

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This course is suitable for pre-university, undergraduate and post-experience students. You will need conversational English or above, an interest in international issues, and curiosity about, exposure to or experience of other cultures.

Taught by

Ruobing Chi and Steve Kulich

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