This course will help you develop an understanding of how to effectively communicate and build relationships with people from other cultures. You will identify potential barriers to successful intercultural communication and understand how an awareness of our own and other cultures can influence attitudes and behaviour.
This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course. The subsidised course fee is $20.
There will be a range of material and practical activities included in the classes to simulate communication problems and we will discuss strategies to deal with them.
The aim is for participants to become better prepared for future intercultural interactions.
Jonny has been involved in international education for over 20 years and worked with people from many cultures. After living in five different countries, he completed a Masters Degree in Intercultural Communication. Based on research and his own experience, he has coached individuals and run cross-cultural workshops to raise cultural awareness and improve intercultural competencies.