Language Skills & Intercultural Communication

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Language Skills & Intercultural Communication

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Linguistics, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This module will help students attain a Lower Advanced level of English. There will be a focus on developing students' general writing and reading skills; on widening students' vocabulary range;and on gaining mastery of grammatical structures and functions in English. A key aim of the module is to raise students' awareness of cultural differences and to develop the skills needed to interact effectively with members of different cultures. The minimum exit level for this module is B2:1 (CEFR). 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. identify key points when reading a variety of reasonably complex text types
    2. describe and critically examine the key issues involved in understanding cultural diversity
    3. demonstrate an appreciation of what is involved in adapting to a new cultural environment
    4. participate effectively in team-based projects
    5. manage, interpret and create meaning using a variety of digital devices and tools

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.