Curricula Guides

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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
EN102003 EN13 Intercultural Communication for Cross-Cultural Team Building 3 ECTS
Organised by
Business English
Person in charge
Vilhelm Lindholm and Michael Berry
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X X
2015–2016 X X X


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students
- will have developed their competence for discovering, interpreting and communicating hidden cultural meanings
- will have become aware of their taken-for-granted cultural assumptions and misinterpretation of others
- will understand the relationship between communication and leadership norms in multicultural teams


The course includes both theoretical knowledge and practical exercises for improving the participants' competence to participate in business team building. The students create teams, write reflective essays related to the exercises and reading required during the course, and they also write a final reflective essay about their learning experience at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Group 1 I group teaching 24 h independent work 57 h. (Please note that group teaching in group 1 includes 4 hours of exercises that take place during the 2nd period according to students' schedules.)

2015-2016: Intensive groups: Group 2 II and group 3 IV: group teaching 24 h, independent work 57 h.

2014-2015: Intensive groups: Group 2 II and group 3 III: group teaching 24 h, independent work 57 h.

Modes of study

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

Course work and assignments.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd or 3rd year I-II or IV

Study materials

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Business English (Business English)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
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