Course: Intercultural Communication in Spanish

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Course title Intercultural Communication in Spanish
Course code KAL/ICES
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, Spanish
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pařilová Magda, Mgr.
  • Rošková Alena, Mgr.
Course content
The content of the course: - Practising of communication skills, techniques and strategies (written, verbal and nonverbal) for use in the career in the given intercultural environment - Acquiring knowledge of cultural and social specifics of target language countries (for example Etiquette and manner, time perception, clichés etc.) in light of their influence on the career The course includes: - a speech of the representative of the application sphere ( the representative of multinational concern of target language country), who will present his/her experiences - a presentation of a student the participant of the internship, who will present his/her experiences from the internship in the target language country - e-learning materials to extend, test and strengthen intercultural knowledge in INTLAG http://intlag.upol.cz/(Login and username to INTLAG is the same as login into PORTAL UPOL) Note: The course will be intensive and will be held in 3 consecutive days, block-by-block (8 hours each day, a break for lunch included: 9.00 - 12.15 a 13.30 - 16.45)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
The Intercultural Communication course (for pre-intermediate level A2) is aimed at language and intercultural competencies acquisition and basic learning which is important for a smooth integration of students (participants of internships) into work, studies and cultural environment of the target language countries. The intensive course will be held in 3 days with the help of e-learning materials. The course will be held as a part of the ESF Project Setting up a Quality Management System of International Work Placements of Palacký University Students, registration number: CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0176 In the academic year 2016/2017 the course will be held: January/February 2017: 25.01. - 27.01.2017 WE - FR May/June 2017: 31.05. - 02.06. 2017 WE - FR Minimum number: 8 students!
Language competencies focused on intercultural and career specifics of target language country - Intercultural competencies and knowledge aimed to career in target language country Gained competencies will: - ready to react and speak in Spanish - assist in increasing chances to obtain the foreign internship - contribute to the smooth integration of student to work environment of target language culture and to successful undertaking of foreign internship
Prerequisites
Necessary level of attainment to participate in the course: level A2 of Common European Framework of References for Language Learning (CEFR) (pre-intermediate) CEFR online: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/cs/resources/european-language-levels-cefr In the academic year 2016/2017 the course will be held: January/February 2017: 25.01. - 27. 01. 2017 WE - FR May/June 2017: 31.05. - 02.06. 2017 WE - FR

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of linguistic, Didactic Test, Seminar Work

Requirements granting the credit: - 100% participation (the intensive course will be held in 3 days, block-by-block) - active participation (active involvement in discussions, team work, cooperation with other participants, etc.) - fulfilment of tasks given by the course lecturer: presentation, CV, cover letter, and successful passing of the final test (min. 70%) In the academic year 2016/2017 the course will be held: January/February 2017: 25.01. - 27. 01. 2017 WE - FR May/June 2017: 31.05. - 02.06. 2017 WE - FR
Recommended literature
  • on-line katalogy knihoven.
  • García, G.R., Beltrán, B. A., Cabrero, J. C. G., Román-Mendoza, E., Süss, K. Primer plano 4, Ámbito Profesional, Libro del alumno.
  • Kocourková, Jarmila. (2009). Etiketa na cesty aneb Jiný kraj, jiný mrav. Velké Bílovice.
  • Mathé, Ivo, Špaček, Ladislav. (2005). Etiketa. Praha.
  • Špaček, L., & Habart, F. (2008). Nová velká kniha etikety. Praha: Mladá fronta.
  • Špaček, Ladislav, Urbánek, Lukáš. (2011). Komiksová etiketa. Praha.
  • Šťastný, V. (2005). Etiketa, aneb Společenské chování v profesním styku. Praha.
  • Taylor, S., & Matějková, L. (2009). E-mailová etiketa: podrobný rádce, jak efektivně využívat elektronickou poštu v profesním i v soukromém životě a psát zdvořilé, jasné a srozumitelné zprávy. Praha: Knižní klub.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2014) Theory and history of arts - -
Faculty of Physical Culture Journalism (2011) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Journalism (2011) Journalism, library science and informatics - -
Faculty of Arts Musicology (2014) Theory and history of arts - -
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Philosophy (2011) Philosophy, theology - -