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Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more The course is for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language and culture, you don’t need any previous experience. This course is also ideal if you are working with languages, you are preparing to move to a different country for work or study or you work with groups of people from different cultures to yours. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time. You can use the hashtag #FLlanguageculture to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • The relationship between language, nation and cultural identity.
  • The way in which language shapes how we think.
  • The extent to which language might limit and shape what we are able to articulate and think.
  • The challenges faced by translators when trying to make concepts understandable for audiences with different cultural reference points and backgrounds.
  • How politeness is distinct to a culture, and the ways in which language is used to reinforce ideas of politeness.
  • How languages can reinforce cultural identity, and the challenges of retaining that identity in the face of language loss and endangerment.

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Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Feb 24 (129 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Petra Desatova
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
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Rating 4.2 based on 4 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Feb 24 (129 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Petra Desatova
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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