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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Intercultural Communication - AB501043
Title: Intercultural Communication
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Štefl Martin Mgr. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Intercultural communicative competence refers to the ability to understand cultures, including your own, and use this understanding to communicate with people from other cultures successfully. Therefore, the course deals with intercultural issues such as cultural awareness, values, attitudes, stereotypes and barriers, and miscommunication in communication. The course activities combine F2F and online intercultural, language and ICT skills development. The main language functions practiced include expressing opinions in different contexts, different standards of agreeing and disagreeing, making suggestions, giving and accepting advice, criticizing politely and clarifying matters. The approach is interactive. Students learn through practical activities, research, analysis, comparison, discussion, critical thinking and reflection.
Last update: Štefl Martin (11.12.2021)

R: Gibson R.: Intercultural Business Communication, OUP, ISBN 978-0-19-442180-5

A: Schmidt, P.: In Search of Intercultural Understanding, 2007, Vienna: Meridian World Press, ISBN:

A: Lewis, R.: When cultures collide, 2005, London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-90483802-9

A: Mackenzie, I: English for Business Communication, 1997, CUP

A: Jones, L.: Working In English, ISBN 9780521776844

A: Hancock, M.: English Pronunciation In Use, ISBN 9780521687522

A: Murphy, R.: English Grammar In Use, ISBN 9780521532891

A: English dictionary, Lingea Lexicon 5, ISBN 978-80-87062-52-4

Last update: Botek Marek (20.01.2020)

1. What is culture and multiculturality

2. Intercultural theories

3. Understanding myself, my cultural values; creating personal portfolio

4. Cultural and language context in communication

5. International English as a lingua franca

6. Cultural stereotypes

7. Cultural patterns and strategies

8. International team work, cultural dimensions

9. International team work, miscommunication in communication

10. Which language mistakes cause misunderstanding and how to avoid them

11. Intercultural communicative competence - listening effectively

12. Intercultural communicative competence - speaking clearly

13. Intercultural communicative competence - cultural diversity

14. Portfolio evaluation, self-reflection

Last update: Zvěřinová Jana (21.09.2020)
Course completion requirements

Portfolio, knowledge and vocabulary checks, pro-active participation, attendance.

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (21.09.2020)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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