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COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES (III): A NONVERBAL APPROACH

Learn how to communicate nonverbally across cultures



TYPE OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

Course



COURSE DURATION

25 hours (one week, Monday-Friday).



FREQUENCY OF COURSE OFFERINGS

Twice a year (February and September)



LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English.



WHO SHOULD APPLY

Students, translators, interpreters, and other professionals in need of acquiring knowledge and competences in the field of intercultural communication.



COURSE OFFERINGS AND COURSE CALENDAR

The course will be offered for 5 days, 3 hours per day, from 11.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m (GMT+3). It will include extracurricular activities involving cultural exchanges, such as an online cocktail and an online visit to a museum. It will also have a guest professor.

  • February (to be announced)
  • 6-10 September 2021



REGISTRATION PERIOD AND APPLICATION DEADLINE

Registration will be open on a rolling basis and will close on September, 3rd 2021, at 11:59 pm (GMT+3).



CAPACITY

Minimum, ten participants; maximum, thirty participants.



CREDITS (ECTS)

One and a half credits.



COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course highlights the importance of cultural aspects in mastering a foreign language. It briefly introduces the field of culture and its relation to communication. It then focuses on the nonverbal code of communication. The course and its activities aim to make participants culturally intelligent by drawing their attention to the importance of nonverbal communication and to possible cultural differences and equip them with the knowledge necessary to anticipate differences, practice mindfulness and develop cross-cultural skills.



COURSE PURPOSE AND EXPECTED PARTICIPANT LEARNING OUTCOME

This course has been designed for participants to understand and spot cultural differences while communicating nonverbally across cultures, as well as to acquire intercultural skills in coping with particular situations.

By successfully completing the course, participants will

1. Have a broad perspective of culture and its importance in communication.

2. Understand that communication and culture are strongly connected.

3. Become aware of the importance of nonverbal communication across cultures.

4. Examine the different codes of nonverbal communication.

5. Become familiar with possible communication threats and flaws.

9. Acquire knowledge and skills to deal with possible threats and become more competent in communicating nonverbally across cultures.



COURSE CONTENT

  • Introducing culture.
  • Culture and nonverbal communication.
  • Different codes of nonverbal communication



HOW TO APPLY AND REGISTER

Via Woolf’s Hieronymus College registration link.



REMARKS

(a) Once the course reaches its maximum registration capacity, additional applicants will be guaranteed a seat next time the course is offered, for which a strict application order will be followed.

(b) In the event the course does not meet the minimum application required, Hieronymus College reserves the right to cancel it. Registered participants will have a one-time option of (i) getting a refund on all paid fees or (ii) transferring their registration to a future offering of the same course.



TEACHING MODE

The course will be delivered fully online. 80% will be taught synchronously by means of lectures. Assignments will be solved both in class and at home. Those at home will stand for the 20% left, which will be done asynchronously. Materials may be accessed at any time to be read and/or completed at the participants' own pace/availability.



COURSE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

All materials are included in the course price and will be available to participants once they have applied, registered, and paid the tuition fee.



METHODOLOGY

  • Lessons will be delivered synchronously via PowerPoint presentations, for 2 hours each day. Presentations will include text readings, audio, and visuals to aid in comprehension of the new vocabulary, listening, and written activities. Students are expected to participate and engage in conversation and particular class activities.
  • Participants will receive a number of assignments to be solved asynchronously on an individual or teamwork basis. They are expected to be submitted by the next day.
  • 1 hour per day will be dedicated to solving the assignments and/or extracurricular activities, such as an online cocktail and an online visit to a museum.



GRADING AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing the course, provided they submit all required assignments by their due date and take an active part in the class meetings. There will be no final exam.



PREREQUISITES

Advanced level of English (B2).



MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS

No prerequisites



COURSE HOURS

25



COURSE COST

  • 200 $, 10% discount for early bird registration (August 25, 2021) and groups
  • 15% discount if taken jointly with the workshop COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES (I): A STYLE-BASED APPROACH and/or COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES (II): A PRAGMATIC APPROACH
  • Total workload: 25 hours
  • Requires extra purchases (outside texts, etc.): No, all materials included
  • ID verification: Required
  • Admission requirements: Application required
  • Minimum education requirement for students: None
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