Workshop “Developing Cultural Fluency: Key Components of Intercultural Communication Competence”
The success of communication in English depends not only on our knowledge of the language, but also on how well we know the culture of our communication partners. Culture here does not mean music, literature, or art of their country, but something else - their assumptions about themselves and others, values, habits, patterns of behaviour. This cultural knowledge and the ability to apply it in the process of communication in a foreign language form the basis of communicative competence - the key to successful communication with representatives of other cultures. The aim of the seminar is to introduce participants to the elements of intercultural communication, the importance of which we are not always aware of, and to discuss how to be a better communicator.
Speaker: Lyudmila B. Kuznetsova, MPA (Rutgers University, USA), PhD in Linguistics, Associate Professor. She teaches Effective Professional Communication and Academic English at St Petersburg State University. She has coordinated the British Council project RESPONSE and co-authored the course books English for Academics, Books 1, 2 published by Cambridge University Press.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: November 25, 17:30 - 20:00