General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Business communication in an intercultural context
Language EN
Module lecturer dr Joanna Kic-Drgas
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 09-KNOJ-PIE-11


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1:Revision of knowledge about intercultural communication

Week 2:Characteristics of business communications in multicultural companies with special emphasis on cultural differences.     

Week 3:Introduction to specialist communication in business, types, channels and restrictions on communications in an organisation. Fundamental economic concept shaping the working reality in an organisation.    

Week 4: Corporate jargon. Specific abbreviations and terms operating in large organisations.

Week 5: Differences in terms in communications in the economic space in companies operating in different parts of the world.             

Week 6: Management styles, working models and potential problems in an intercultural context.

Week 7: Differences between communications in everyday situations and in business situations at the syntactic and textual level with particular emphasis on intercultural contexts.

Week 8: Decision-making in a business.

Week 9: Business negotiations, strategies, negotiating vocabulary.   

Week 10: Introduction to project work 

Week 11: Analysis of typical models of written and/or spoken texts typical of intercultural communications, such as the verbal presentation of a product, how to hold a discussion, criticism, reports, protocols and e-mails in business communications.         

Week 12: Features of written communications in business.       

Week 13:Project presentation  

Week 14:Revision       

Week 15:Test  

Reading list