05 Feb
05. Feb. 2021

10063: Intercultural Communication

Lina Chihabi, Trainer and Coach for Communication and Intercultural Competences with focus on Change Management


  • Friday, 5th February 2021 | 03pm–08pm
  • Saturday, 6th February 2021 | 09am–05pm
  • Friday, 12th February 2021 | 03pm–08pm
  • Saturday, 13th February 2021 | 09am–05pm

* at the full hour

This seminar takes place in English and online via BigBlueButton in Stud.IP.

Course Content:
The term intercultural competences is very often associated with knowledge about customs and values of other cultures and countries, but it is much more than this. The term Intercultural is a very wide expression and primarily focuses on our own self-reflection; how do we see other people, why and how do we evaluate them and how can we adapt to new situations and come out with best solutions.

In the planned seminar, the students should be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural habits and analyse its influence on their daily life. During the training, relationships between socialisation, socio-economic origin and social participation opportunities of different community groups will be highlighted and worked out. The students will focus on their communication skills, how does communication work, how can I act successfully in difficult situations? and which cultural synergy effects arise from working in multicultural teams?

In terms of methodology, the Seminar builds heavily on experience-based learning and the active development of topics and discussions in the groups. A mix of short inputs, group work, plenary discussions as well as selected experience-based exercises, simulations and role-playing games should help the students to acquire important skills for their professional as well as private life in a short time.

Learning Goals:
Students in this seminar will learn about:

  • An introduction into communication
  • What is culture and how different is my culture from that of others
  • What are Stereotypes and why do we have/need them
  • The intercultural learning cycle
  • Develop a change of perspective
  • Cultural models (Erin Meyer - Geert Hofstede)
  • Working in multicultural teams - The phases of a team development

Study Performance:
Full attendance and active participation, independent involvement in exercises, reflecting on exercises and seminar content, presentation of work results, completion of possible tasks, independent preparation of content and materials (also between the course days)

On Stud.IP

If you need barrier-free access, please contact Ms Pniok (pniok@zqs.uni-hannover.de), as soon as you got a place in a seminar.

2 Credits

Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree at Leibniz University of Hanover

Further information regarding your course of studies on the website: www.zqs.uni-hannover.de/de/sk/leistungspunkte/anrechnung-studium/

Interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree "Schulischer Schwerpunkt“, module key competencies
a) Start of studies before 01.10.2019: area B
b) Start of studies from 01.10.2019: no recognition

Interdisciplinary Bachelor "Außerschulischer Schwerpunkt", module key competencies
area B

B.Sc. Technical Education, module key competencies
a) Start of studies before 01.10.2019: area C
b) Start of studies from 01.10.2019: area C general


05. Feb. 2021


via BigBlueButton in Stud.IP