Exploring languages and cultures
Learning a language requires an understanding the cultures of its speakers. This free course, Exploring languages and cultures, explores the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. You will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting people from different cultures, what it means to be plurilingual and pluricultural, and the ways in which language and human communities shape each other. You also will look at the role of intercultural competence at the workplace, reflect on the use of English as lingua franca in international contexts, and get a flavour of the skills involved in language-related professions such as translation and interpreting.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.