Intercultural Communication:
Life and Study Abroad

Kobe College
Intercultural Communication

First Semester - Survival Skills

All of these files are small downloadable PDF, .rtf, or Word (.doc) files. You can download and print them using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or Apple's Preview (.pdf files), and MS Word (.doc and .rtf files).

First Download - DOWNLOAD

- Workbook Cover
- Unit Zero - A Workbook Introduction and a Sample of the kind of writing you'll be doing in your Workbook
- One sample blank unit that you can use for our first class discussion topic

Blank Workbook Unit - DOWNLOAD

Blank Problem Prevention/Solution Sheet - DOWNLOAD

Syllabus and Study Guides

May 8 - Class introduction

May 15 - Country selection, group discussions, and group formation / Introduction to Trip planning / Searching for information

May 22 - Ground Transportation and Airports and Airplanes

May 29 - Accommodations: Hotels, Motels, Hostels, B&Bs (Bed and Breakfasts), Dormitories

June 5 - Manners and Being a Guest / Mind Your Manners / Homestays

June 12 - Restaurants

June 19 - Review / Catch-up

June 26 - Shopping

July 3 - Making Friends / Talking with Strangers / Daily life / Going Out

July 10 - Culture Shock: Text Audio WORKBOOKS DUE

July 17 - Presentation skills / presentation workshop

July 24 - Student presentations and feedback (no class?)

July 31 - Student presentations and feedback


New additions:

- Searching for the information you need.

- Very good summary on How to be Safe in a Foreign Country.

- Daily life abroad

- Going out

A good source for additional material for your discussion preparation is my main student download page. Of course, I also encourage you to look at my general resource page for ESL-EFL students. Please also visit my personal home page if you have the time.


Second Semester - Intercultural Issues

Us and Them, Tony Silva

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