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KKIN2 Developing Intercultural Competence 5 op
Organised by
Intercultural Communication
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015


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

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have:
- become familiar with various theories and cultural perspectives on intercultural competence
- analyzed intercultural interactions using theories
- developed an understanding of context
- evaluated their own intercultural competence and made a personal development plan
- ascertained and practiced intercultural communication skills which promote intercultural learning and improve intercultural interactions


In order to achieve the intended learning outcomes, the course will consist of readings, discussion, group work, experiential exercises, a learning diary and other assignments.

Teaching methods

The average workload for a student in a 5 credit course is 135 hours (5cr x 27h), no more than half of which can be contact hours. The course may extend over 2 periods. The distribution of hours between classwork, online work and other independent work will be provided later.

Teaching language


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

Participation in classroom work AND exercises AND group work and learning diary AND other assignments.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
The grading scale is 1 to 5 (max.). Assessment is based on participation in the course, the learning diary and other assignments.

Study materials

Materials will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Further information

This course is part of the Intercultural Communication Studies program.

Belongs to following study modules

Intercultural Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication)
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.