Intercultural materials for teachers

Category: EAP (English for academic purposes)

Intercultural Communication: Adrian Holliday’s Non-Essentialist Model, ‘Cultural Blocks and Threads’

Aims and Objectives:

This workshop seeks to explore our attitudes to intercultural communication through a discussion of Adrian Holliday’s Non-Essentialist Model, ‘Cultural blocks and threads’.
Learning Outcomes:

Students will have thought about intercultural communication in terms of Adrian Holliday’s Non-Essentialist Model, ‘Cultural blocks and threads’, rather than essentialist approaches.

Students will have gained more vocabulary.

Students will have gained reading skills.
orange sheets of paper lie on a green school board and form a chat bubble with three crumpled papers.

Intercultural communication skills: E-mailing

Aims and Objectives:

This session seeks to explore our attitudes to intercultural communication through a discussion of our e-mailing practices and dilemmas

Learning Outcomes:

· Students will have thought about e-mailing in terms of intercultural communication (rather than English language)

· Students will have thought about what intercultural communication means in their own contexts

· Students will have reflected on their own experiences of e-mail communication and how to improve future e-mail exchanges

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