Intercultural Training

What is it about other cultures that is so foreign? How do we as Germans come across to others? How do misunderstandings arise, and how should I deal with them? How can I better understand foreign behaviour patterns?

Please note: International students are welcome to join our German courses and workshops. All courses and workshops found on the English page are suitable for students with little to no knowledge of German (levels A1-A2). Courses and workshops for which more knowledge of German is required can be found on our German page.

The following workshop is held in English.

Intercultural Training (in English)

This workshop is open to all students at the University who are interested in the topic of "Intercultural competence." You will be shown how to look beyond your own horizons, and will get to know some typical characteristics and also some of the opportunities of intercultural communication. The workshop focuses mainly on the following:

  • Defining the concept of culture. What is Culture?
  • Perception and interpretation
  • Dealing with stereotypes
  • Different communication styles
  • Cultural dimensions and standards

We will deal with these topics mainly through practical exercises, lots of examples and by means of a cultural simulation. The workshop is practically oriented and is intended to show how the newly-acquired knowledge can be applied in order to clear up intercultural misunderstandings and to overcome uncertainties.

1 ECTS credit after active participation and a written asignment

Teacher: Gertrud Goudswaard
Date
: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 5-218
Participants: min. 10 

Binding registration via RELAX when the semester begins

Please note: if you fail to attend this workshop without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF workshops during the following semester.

Working in international teams

This German language workshop is open to all students at the University who are interested in the topic of "working in international teams".

Please note: International students are welcome to join our German courses and workshops. All courses and workshops found on the English page are suitable for students with little to no knowledge of German (levels A1-A2). Courses for which more knowledge of German is required can be found on our German page.

 

 

 

In addition to our workshops and training sessions for students, we also offer courses for University staff members. Further information on the intranet.

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