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ET909 - Intercultural Competence and Assessment

  • Module code: ET909
  • Module name: Intercultural Competence and Assessment
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will help you understand what it means to be interculturally competent. It examines key multidisciplinary conceptualisations of intercultural (communication) competence and applies them to the analysis of authentic intercultural interaction. It explores how intercultural competencies impact on the achievement of mutual understanding and the management of rapport in the workplace, using authentic data to examine these issues. The module also considers the challenging issue of how intercultural competence can be assessed, and examines some tools that can be used for this.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of multidisciplinary conceptualisations of intercultural (communication) competence, to explain the main elements of analytic frameworks that are important and useful for analysing intercultural discourse and interaction, and to describe a range of different instruments and procedures for assessing intercultural (communicative) competence.

Timetabled teaching activities

15 hours in Term 1, made up of interactive lectures/seminars

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/msc/mscprogramme/mac_icbp_core_modules/

Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET909-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) 2000 word assessment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PM) - Year 2
Optional

N/A