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Course Description

Code4 STYEN02
NameEnglish in Social and Health Care and Intercultural Communication
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
-use English in his or her work at the level required for his or her professional development
-tell about his or her working environment and duties in English
-interview and guide, mentor and care for different clients in English
-use essential professional vocabulary and source books
-identify cultural differences and describe the special features of his or her own culture
-understand the impact of culture on communication
ContentEncountering the client and guiding, mentoring and caring for him or her. Telling about the working environment and duties, other important interactions in a multicultural environment, studying the field-specific material in English, essential professional vocabulary. The concepts of culture and intercultural communication, basic cultural differences, improving intercultural communication skills
RequirementsParticipation in contact lessons, discussions and practice-based exercises. Accepted completion of oral and written assignments, passed exams. Online studies with no contact lessons. Accepted completion of related exercises and assignments, a passed exam.Simulations.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialTo be announced at the beginning of the course.
Other Considerations
ContactSavela Sanna, Kaartinen Pekka


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