Aims of the course
Know where a different language is spoken
- Identify a country speaking the chosen language, for further study.
Understand the importance of different cultural conventions
Identify similarities and differences between own and the chosen country in:
- The use of language
- The tone of voice
- Body language
Identify similarities and differences between Welsh or English culture and the culture of the chosen country, in what is considered polite or socially acceptable.
Understand how to improve communication and understanding between cultures
- Give examples of potential misunderstandings, which could affect communication
- Outline how such misunderstandings could have arisen
- Identify possible effects of such misunderstandings
- Identify ways to minimise misunderstanding when communicating with people from different communities and cultures
Ongoing assessment with evidence of achieving the aims of the course, including:
- Conversations and discussion groups
- A quiz on French Culture, history, geography, personalities, music etc
- Discussion on how to navigate cultural difference and improve communication
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