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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
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EN102016 EN15 Intercultural Business Communication - Theory and Practice 3 ECTS
Organised by
Business English
Person in charge
2014-2015: Marise Lehto, 2015-2016: Elizabeth Nyman
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X
2015–2016 X X


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will have
- considered and discussed the major theories of Intercultural Communication
- given a presentation on a particular theory
- provided practical examples from group research work on diversity in the work place
- considered the role of language in intercultural communication
- considered the main skills necessary for ICC from a global human resource perspective and as prospective managers
- have written and presented a paper on an aspect of ICC from both a theoretical and practical perspective


The course includes conceptual issues - the nature of culture and intercultural interaction competence as well as the impact of language and culture on communication In addition practical applications such as how competence in intercultural interaction can be developed and dealt with.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 24 h 0 h
Independent work 57 h 0 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. Attendance at 80% of the classes is required.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd or 3rd year

Study materials

SPENCER-OATEY, HELEN; FRANKLIN, PETER, Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan 2009

Material will also be provided during the course

Further information

This course is primarily meant for students taking the International Business Communication Studies module (25 cr).

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
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
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Business Chinese