Intercultural Education and Second/Foreign Language Teaching

Course Information
TitleΔιαπολιτισμική Εκπαίδευση και Εκμάθηση της Δεύτερης/Ξένης Γλώσσας / Intercultural Education and Second/Foreign Language Teaching
CodeΕΔΞΓ 563
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016513


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Type Of Offer
  • Disciplinary Course
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
-understanding of the diversity in the language classroom - dealing with interculturality - engaging all learners in activities
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is to help to develop a critical understanding of education and intercultural communication while bearing in mind that we are all part of the global village and that people tend to change location. Thus those involved in the educational sector are called to respond to the emerging needs.
διαπολιτισμική εκπαίδευση, επικοινωνία, τάξη, κοινωνία
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Student Assessment
Written Assignment 80% Oral Exams 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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Yershova (Eds.), Culture as the core: Integrating culture into the language curriculum (pp. 13-45). CARLA Working Paper #15. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, CARLA. Bennett, J.M. (1993). Cultural marginality: Identity issues in intercultural training. In R. M Paige (Ed.), Education for the intercultural experience (pp. 109-135). Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Bennett, M.J. (1993). Towards ethnorelativism: A developmental model of intercultural sensitivity. In R. M. Paige (Ed.), Education for the intercultural experience (pp. 21-71). Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Bennett, M. J. (2011). Basic concepts of intercultural communication: Selected readings. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Berwick, R. F., & Whalley, T. R. (2000). The experiential bases of culture learning: A case study of Canadian high schoolers in Japan. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 24(3), 325-340. Bhawuk, D. P. S., & Brislin, R. W. (2000). Cross-cultural training: A review. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49(1), 162-191. [Available online] Bower, B. (1997). My culture, my self. Science News, 152, 248-249. [Available online] Brislin, R. W. (1977). Culture learning: Concepts, applications, and research. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press. Brislin, R. W. (1993). Understanding culture's influence on behavior. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace. Burwitz-Melzer, E. (2001). Teaching intercultural communicative competence through literature. In M. Byram, A. Nichols, & D. Stevens (Eds.), Developing intercultural competence in practice (pp. 29-43). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. Byram, M. (1997). Teaching and assessing intercultural competence. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. Byram, M., Morgan, C. (1994). Teaching-and-Learning Language-and-Culture. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. Byram, M., Nichols, A., & Stevens, D. (2001). Developing intercultural competence in practice. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. Chen, G-M., & Starosta, W. J. (1998). Foundations of intercultural communication. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Chinese Culture Connection. (1987). Chinese values and the search for culture-free dimensions of culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 18(2), 143-164. Corson, D. (1995). Worldview, cultural values and discourse norms: The cycle of cultural reproduction. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 19(2), 183-195. Crookall, D., & Arai, K. (Eds.). (1995). Simulation and gaming across disciplines and cultures: ISAGA at a watershed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Cubillos, J. H., & Ilvento, T. (2012). The impact of study abroad on students' self-efficacy perceptions. Foreign Language Annals, 45(4), 494–511. Deardorff, D. K. (Ed.). (2009). The SAGE handbook of intercultural competence. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Edwards, V., & Nwenmely, H. (1995). Language, literacy and worldview. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 19(2), 267-279. Fadiman, A. (1997). The spirit catches you and you fall down. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fantini, A. (Ed.). (1997). New ways in teaching culture. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Feinberg, B. (2002, May 3). What students don’t learn abroad. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from Fennes, H., & Hapgood, K. (1997). Intercultural learning in the classroom. London, United Kingdom: Cassell. Finkelstein, B., & Eder, E. K. (Eds.). (1998). Hidden messages: Instructional materials for investigating culture. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Fox, C. (1997). The authenticity of intercultural communication. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 21(1), 85-103. Furnham, A., & Bochner, S. (1986). Culture shock: Psychological reactions to unfamiliar environments. New York: Routledge. García, A. M. B. (2000). Contemporary Spain: Lessons for the business Spanish student. Foreign Language Annals, 33(4), 421–427. Garrett-Rucks, P. (2013). Maximizing cross-cultural understanding, minimizing stereotypes: Three case studies. The French Review, 86(5), 860-879. Gaston, J. (1992). Cultural awareness teaching techniques. Brattleboro, VT: Pro Lingua Associates. Galloway, V. (1999). Bridges and boundaries: Growing the cross-cultural mind. In M. A. Kassen (Ed.), Language learners of tomorrow: Process and Promises (pp. 151-187). Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company. Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures. New York: Harper Collins. Gochenour, T. (Ed.). (1993). Beyond experience: The experiential approach to cross-cultural education (2nd ed.). Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. Grosse, C. U. (2001). Mexican managers' perceptions of cultural competence. Foreign Language Annals, 34(4), 334–340.
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