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Module

ALC2011 : Language and Cross Cultural Communication (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Adam Brandt
  • Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module provides an introduction to language and cross-cultural communication. Specific module aims include:

To introduce key topic areas in the study of cross-cultural communication
To engender an understanding of basic cross-cultural communication terms and concepts, including ‘unpacking’ notions such as culture, language and communication
To develop an understanding of the socio-cultural processes underlying language use and language behaviour of the individual
To raise awareness of one’s own and others’ cultural values; and ways in which these can influence patterns of communication and relationships
To enable students to describe perceived obstacles to ‘successful’ cross-cultural communication
To enable comprehension of key theoretical frameworks that describe communication between culturally heterogeneous individuals and groups
To engender a level of criticality regarding existing literature on cross-cultural communication

Outline Of Syllabus

Syllabus content is based on and corresponds with the core text: Jackson, J. (2014) Introducing language and intercultural communication. Oxon: Routledge.

Week 1: Why study language and intercultural communication (ICC)?
Week 2: The history of the study of language and ICC
Week 3: Culture and the primary socialisation process
Week 4: Language, communication, culture and power
BUFFER WEEK
Week 5: Language and nonverbal communication
Week 6 : Language, Identity, Ethnocentrism & Othering
Week 7: Intercultural Transitions & Interpersonal Relationships
EASTER BREAK
Week 8 : Managing Language and Intercultural Conflict
Week 9: Language and ICC in the Global Workplace

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials93:0027:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities93:0027:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:3012:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials will introduce new topics each week, and will facilitate structured guided learning, in the form of related activities, reading tasks and online discussion. Synchronous online sessions will enable further group work, discussion and reflection in relation to each topic. A reflective learning diary will enable students to log, and reflect on, their learning activities each week.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M30Reflective diary account (1,000 words)
Essay2M702,500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Study skills, and other relevant knowledge and skills, will be assessed through the reflective diary journal. Critical understanding of relevant theory will be assessed through the end of module essay.

Reading Lists

Timetable