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Exploring languages and cultures
Exploring languages and cultures

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • explain what intercultural encounters are and how people can learn from them

  • discuss how the use of English as a lingua franca is perceived by native and non-native English speakers

  • illustrate how different groups of people (e.g. professions) develop their own languages and cultures

  • describe the role of intercultural competence in a business environment

  • outline the skills and contexts involved in translating and interpreting professions.