Communicating in Asian Contexts (ASNS6906)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit takes a cross-cultural approach to analysing the interactions of speakers of Asian languages and other language backgrounds, both Asian and non-Asian. Theoretical approaches are introduced through case studies, focusing on cultural key words, language systems and interaction styles. Students will reflect on their own cultures, languages and interaction styles, and undertake 'cross-cultural' or 'intercultural' research, using secondary and primary sources (including videos, interviews, chat rooms). This is not a language unit; no knowledge of Asian languages is assumed.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

class preparation and participation (10%), groupwork data-gathering presentation and report (1500wd equiv) (30%), 1x2000wd report/essay (30%), 1x1hr exam (equivalent to 1000wd) (30%)

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No

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