Master the basics of intercultural communication
This free online course will focus on the basic but important concepts. It will:
- help you better understand cross-cultural complexity;
- cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities;
- highlight some notable variations in cultural values and communication styles;
- and signpost paths towards building your intercultural competence.
We will start with a journey of self-discovery, telling each other our cultural stories and exploring different cultures. You will be amazed to see how cultures have influenced our perceptions, thinking, communication styles, values and beliefs.
Adjust to new cultural practices that come into your life
The understanding and appreciation of cultural differences that you gain will help you adjust to the new cultural practices that come into your life - whether via the media or through interpersonal interactions.
You will learn with a cross-cultural team from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), which has been a leader in language and culture teaching since its inception in 1949.