ETL703 - Intercultural Communication in Language Classrooms
2020 unit information
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery
This unit aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of intercultural communication. It discusses differences in interactive styles across diverse cultural settings and focuses on the application of intercultural pragmatics in language learning and teaching contexts.
Topics to be addressed include: Cultural differences in written and spoken discourse; Intercultural communication and Gricean maxims; Ways of making meaning in diverse cultural contexts; The pragmatics of face and politeness; Applications of pragmatics in second and foreign language learning and teaching; Relevance and implicature; Intercultural variation in speech acts; Presupposition and common ground; Cultural awareness in the classroom; Intercultural variation of academic English; and Stereotyping and discriminating in language.
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