Basics of Intercultural Communication
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kultuuridevahelise suhtluse alused
Course title in English
Basics of Intercultural Communication
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn 1
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Anastassia Zabrodskaja (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce the fundamentals of intercultural communication from a discourse and anthropological perspective. To provide a better understanding of people’s actions as always contextually situated.
Brief description of the course
The course provides a panoramic overview of intercultural communication studies from a discourse perspective, placing emphasis on language and ethnographic work as key components in order to better understand intercultural communication processes in today’s world. Students will be introduced to recent theoretical developments in the field and methodological issues. Debates will revolve around relevant sites where intercultural communication is essential to the understanding of social inequalities.
Independent work
As independent work, students have to participate in discussions during lectures-seminars and to write a comprehensive essay where they have to draw connections between intercultural communication essential theoretical points and practical experience.

Learning outcomes in the course
Knowledge of the fundamentals of intercultural discourse and communication. A close understanding of the theoretical models behind the field of intercultural communication from a discourse perspective, the ethnography of speaking and language in social use.
Assessment methods
The primary source:
A critical essay based on the course’s (compulsory and recommended) literature.
Dr. Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Professor of Estonian as a Second Language
Study literature
Jackson, Janet 2014. Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication. London and New York: Routledge.

Replacement literature
Study literature is provided via a Dropbox folder, named “KOK7033.FK Basics of Intercultural Communication”.
No need to search for the replacement sources.