Course: Intercultural communication

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Course title Intercultural communication
Course code KBO/4241
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šindelářová Jaromíra, doc. PaedDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Language and thinking, cognitive linguistics. 2. Transdisciplinarity of the language interpretation methods in communication on the basis of its cultural context. Language relativism of W. Humboldt. Ethnolinguistics. 3. Sociological and psychological starting-points of cultural linguistics. Semiotic aspect of language. 4. Intercultural communication as a new phenomenon of the present. Culture, culture dimensions, cultural standards. 5. Cultures and their specifics. Languages and intercultural communication. 6. Intercultural psychology. Prerequisites for intercultural communication. 7. Intercultural communication in proffession fields; intercultural communication in media and public sphere. 8. Intercultural communication and eductaion.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide students with basic information about the cultural language determination of various ethnic groups, about the linguistic picture of the world of Czechs in confrontation with other nations. Lectures are based on the fundamentals of cognitive linguistics considering Ethno-linguistic or sociolinguistic dimension of intercultural communication. In the seminar, students will become familiar with the pitfalls of intercultural communication and the principles of intercultural education, through the exercising of model situations that will lead them to build their own intercultural competence (for understanding, anticipating reactions and correct interpretation of verbal, nonverbal and paraverbal communication).
Student acquires competence in the field of intercultural communication, understands the focus of the discipline its significance and current problems.
Prerequisites
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Černý, J. - Holeš, J. Sémiotika. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • Lakoff, G. - Johnson, M. Metafory, kterými žijeme. Brno: Host, 2002.
  • Lewis, D. Tajná řeč těla. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995.
  • Morgensternová, M., Šulová, L. Interkulturní psychologie: rozvoj interkulturní senzitivity. Praha: Karolinum, 2007.
  • Morgensternová, M., Šulová, L., Schöll, L. Bilingvismus a interkulturní komunikace. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2012.
  • Průcha, J. Interkulturní komunikace. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2010.
  • Průcha, J. Interkulturní psychologie: Sociopsychologické zkoumání kultur, etnik, ras a národů. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • Salzmann, Z. Jazyk, kultura, společnost: úvod do lingvistické antropologie. Praha: Ústav pro etnografii a folkloristiku, 1997.
  • Sternberg, R. J. Kognitivní psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2002.
  • Šindelářová, J. Čeština jako cizí jazyk v evropském kontextu. Ústí nad Labem: Acta universitatis Purkynianae, 2008.
  • Šišková, T. Menšiny a migranti v ČR. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • Vaňková, I. a kol. Co na srdci, to na jazyku. Kapitoly z kognitivní lingvistiky. Praha: Karolinum, 2005.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 3 Summer