MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Intercultural Communication. Starts: October 14, 2019 (may be joined late)
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course. This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for pre-university, undergraduate and post-experience students. It does require high school-level English or above, an interest in international issues, and curiosity about, exposure to or experience with other cultures.
Taught by Steve Kulich, Hongling Zhang, and Ruobing Chi, all at the Intercultural Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China, on the FutureLearn platform. Among the intercultural offerings now online, the SISU course encourages non-western perspectives and focuses on clarifying learner’s identities, preferences and approaches to interaction in intercultural contexts.
Other relevant MOOCs on this platform include Cultures and Identities in Europe by the European University Institute, Italy; Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Concept of Culture, Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact by the University of Leeds, England, and Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities (by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands). Joining all of these courses is free, but students pay a fee if they want a Certificate of Achievement documenting participation.