Communicating with Diverse Audiences
Learn to interpret different varieties of English and avoid communication bias
Communication across language and culture is necessary for many professions. You may face communication barriers when talking to people who speak different varieties of English, or who don’t share your life experiences.
On this course, you will learn to make conscious decisions about how you build cross-cultural relationships. You will understand how culture and different varieties of English can pose challenges to understanding.
This course will help you to interpret different communicative behaviours so that you can build useful communicating strategies, and avoid communication bias.
What topics will you cover?
During this course you will cover the following subjects:
Week 1: The role of culture and language in communication
Week 2: Language and unconscious bias
Week 3: Using English as a lingua franca with speakers from different linguistic backgrounds
Week 4: Using language to establish interpersonal relationships
When would you like to start?
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
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for professionals looking to improve their ability to communicate across linguistic and cultural boundaries.
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