Advanced Training Seminar in Intercultural Communication Skills
Cod: 43001
Department: DCSG
ECTS: 10
Scientific area: Social Sciences
Total working hours: 260
Total contact time: 40

The main objectives of the course are to provide in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge and skills fundamental for analysis, reflection and application of intercultural communication. Thus, the syllabus content providers, firstly, the theoretical and conceptual tools necessary to understand the main theoretical perspectives and debates on intercultural communication. Secondly, it covers the skills and uses of intercultural competency in various contexts.
Thirdly, the uses and role of education in global intercultural communication will be examined.

Intercultural competence
Intercultural communication

This seminar has as major learning objectives:
1.  Critically analyze models of intercultural competence, specialist documents and bibliography, in order to properly develop strategies which, promote, mediate and assess competence in intercultural communication;
2. Develop professional awareness of spaces that encourage local and global intercultural communication skills;
3. Promote the use knowledge to develop appropriate strategies in promoting intercultural communication in particular diverse contexts.

1. Fundamental concepts and models of intercultural competence.
2. Development, mediation and assessment of Intercultural Competence in different contexts.
3. Communication and intercultural dialogue. Aplications and methodologies. 

Bennett, M.J., 2013, Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication. Paradigms, Principles & Practices. Boston: Intercultural Press.

Deardorff, D. (2009). The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence. Los Angeles/London/New Dehli/Singapore/Washington DC: Sage Publications
Keval, H. (2014). From ‘Multiculturalism’ to ‘Interculturalism’ – A commentary on the Impact of De-racing and De-classing the Debate. New Diversities, 16 (2), 125-139. 
MeerN. & Tariq, M. (2012).  How does Interculturalism Contrast with Multiculturalism?  Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33 (2), 175-196.
Ramos, N. (2001). Comunicação, Cultura e Interculturalidade: Para uma Comunicação Intercultural. Revista Portuguesa de Pedagogia. 35 (2), 155-178.
Ramos, N. (2013). Interculturalidade(s) e Mobilidade(s) no espaço europeu: viver e comunicar entre culturas.  Pina, H., Martins, F. & Ferreira, C. (eds), The Overarching Issues of the European Space/Grandes Problemáticas do Espaço Europeu. Porto: Faculdade Letras Universidade do Porto, 343-360.
Sequeira, R. (2014). Online communication and intercultural competence in foreign language teaching and learning. Palwekar, S., Hatice, S. & Qingxin J. (ed.), Multiculturalism: Dynamics and Challenges. New Deli: Authorspress, 289-303
Witte, A. & Harden, T. (eds), (2011). Intercultural Competence – concepts, challenges, evaluations. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Pedagogical Model for 3 cicle from UAb

Basic reading abilities in French and English are required