This course addresses questions involving linguistic translation and intercultural communication by group works and student-led discussions. Its aim is to offer students some key concepts to approach translation and intercultural communications so that they can gain confidence in navigating themsevles in multi-cultural set-up. Students will also train their skills to read and summarise assigned readings in English.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
・pick out points of argument from each chapter of the text.
・analyze each chapter critically.
・have better understanding of intercultural communication
Intercultural communication Theories of translation
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
(1) Every student is supposed to study assigned readings and join a group discussion in class. Each group gives a presentation summarinsing the content of the text and their discussion. (2) The tutor follows up on students' presentation while students respond to group presentations. The course encourages all the students to join the discussion.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the course + Intercultural communication quizzes||Nurture students' imagination in intercultural communication|
|Class 2||Tackling problems: identity||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 3||Tackling problems: othering||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 4||Tackling problems: representation||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 5||Media in intercultuarl communication (1)||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 6||Media in intercultuarl communication (2)||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 7||Summary of the course and prepare a group presentation||Preparing for your presentation|
|Class 8||Presentation||Preparing for your presentation|
Kullman, J et al. Intercultural Communication, Third Edition (Routledge, 2017).
Hall, E. T. Beyond Culture (Anchore Books, 1977).
Fox, Kate. Watching English (Hodder and Stoughton, 2004)
etc. The list of reading materials will be distributed in the first week of the course.
Activities in class 50%
Final paper 25%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with Seminar:Language and Culture(English) 15.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.
The course content is subject to change depending on the number of registered students, their level of English and their interest.