x !
Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
KKENVAL2 Intercultural Communication 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The aim of the course is to become more aware of the influence of culture on language and communication, and to improve intercultural communication skills through discussion and interaction in mixed groups of Finnish and international students. The group work part of the course will be integrated with Cultural Conversations in the Intercultural Communication Studies program.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will
• have a better understanding of the influence of culture on language and communication
• have practiced and developed their intercultural communication skills is real situations with people from different cultural backgrounds
• be able to evaluate and plan the development of their own intercultural communication skills
• be more aware of cultural difference


The course will include both classes involving discussion and exercises, and independent multicultural group work together with international students. Students will write a learning diary recording and reflecting on their experiences in the group work.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 14 h 0 h
Group work 12 h 0 h
Independent work 28 h 0 h

The course entails 54 hours of work for the student to be distributed as mentioned above.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

Attendance and participation, satisfactory completion of tasks, learning diary and self-assessment.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Satisfactory completion of tasks (specific criteria given with task), attendance and participation in class, learning diary and self-assessment.

Study materials

Will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.        

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.