Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Intercultural Communication * YIS   203 3 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Prof. Dr. Jülide İNÖZÜ
Prof. Dr.JÜLİDE İNÖZÜ2. Öğretim Grup:A
This course aims at increasing the capabilities of students in the following subjects1. gaining information about people of other cultures in a foreign language, and critically evaluating this information2. communicating with people of other cultures in the first and foreign language3. solving cross cultural communication problems4. adapting to new cultural aspects and ways of life by understanding them5. critically evaluating the culture and behaviors of themselves and of the people of other culturesIn this way, the course is expected to improve intercultural communicative competence of students by providing an appropriate interaction between people of different cultures.
Students work individually and collectively on linguistic and cultural activities that will enable them to distinguish the cultural styles reflected in their native and the target language. By using the native and the foreign language effectively, students evaluate and analyze the responses to the situation scenarios which will help them to distinguish culture-specific behaviors. By those situation scenarios, they try to identify how to act and use the language in the scenario. Considering the characteristics of both cultures, they critically evaluate written, visual and aural products of their local and the target cultures. They produce their own written, visual and aural products with an intercultural perspective, and use the native and the target language effectively in those products. They work with the individuals from other cultures towards common goals and produce projects.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Students have knowledge on theory, practice and terminology in the area of learning and teaching English as a foreign language
Knowledge on the basic concept, theories and movement in the areas of linguistics, culture, literature, translation and communication.
Knowledge on learner variables such as age, level, learning styles and strategies and their impact on the process of learning and teaching English
Students have knowledge on qualitative and quantitative research methods in the area
Students can reconstruct knowledge by using pedagogical skills, and develop lesson plans, methods, materials, activities and assessment samples by taking learners´´ ages, levels and needs into account
Use information technologies effectively in the process of planning both learning and teaching by taking developmental characteristics and individual differences of learners into account
Analyze teaching materials with a critical perspective and adopt and develop these teaching materials
Evaluate the problems in the process of English language teaching and offer effective solutions to these problems
Use teaching methods and techniques in order to develop learners´´ critical and creative thinking skills, and problem solving skills
Evaluate the students´´ learning outcomes multi-directionally by using various methods
Students can take responsibility as an individual and as a member of a team to solve the problems in English language teaching and can develop pedagogical knowledge and skills in a continuous manner
Develop independent behavioral skills such as taking initiative and being creative in teaching practices
Students can recognize themselves as individuals and use their strengths and learn from their weaknesses
Use the ways to access information effectively
Use language learning strategies effectively
Students can use information and communication strategies in the area of English language teaching
Be aware of cultural factors at a national and international level which might be influential in English language teaching
Students can recognize the structure, purpose and function of the National Education System and act in accordance with the legislation, democratic, social, scientific and cultural values, and professional code of ethics
Communicate with the school administration, parents, colleagues and non-governmental organizations in order to develop individual, psychological, ethical, social and cultural skills of learners
Students can have professional self-confidence and grasp , internalize and implement social and cultural responsibilities as a teacher

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction; presenting goals and objectives of the course
2 understanding intercultural communication profiles of students Reading
3 Introduction to intercultural communication and intercultural communicative competence Reading
4 Linguistic competence; tandem learning Designing students groups
5 Learning and finding information skills Reading, pair work
6 Interaction communication skills Pair and group works
7 skills for adaptation to the target culture Reading, pair work
8 Mid-Term Presentation
9 Effects of positive attitude, values and beliefs reflections of students on their performance and their peers
10 cultural information and critical cultural awareness readings
11 critical self-awareness readings
12 intercultural communication as a whole; prject presentations reflections of students on their performance and their peers
13 project presentations reflections of students on their performance and their peers
14 project presentations reflections of students on their performance and their peers
15 reeveluation of intercultural communication profiles of students reflections of students on their performance and their peers
16-17 Final exam review

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