From Needs Analysis to Material Development

Monday 8 May | Tuesday 9 May | Wednesday 10 May | Thursday 11 May | Friday 12 May

Tuesday 9 May

TRACK 1:
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

W O R K S H O P
From Needs Analysis to Material Development“,
Ms. Agnes Kovatsne Loch, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Place: Room B6-29
Time: 15.00 – 16.30
Description: Although intercultural competence (IC) is identified as a key competence today, most institutions in higher education do not offer obligatory courses in intercultural communication. Therefore, it is often the foreign language teacher who takes the responsibility of enhancing students intercultural sensitivity.  In the workshop, first an Erasmus+ project called Intercultural Communicative Competence A Competitive Advantage for Global Employability will be introduced briefly whose aim was to create open educational resources including innovative IC activities applicable in language classes, activities and materials for autonomous learning, and telecollaborative exchanges. The project output includes 9 modules in English and 4 modules in Spanish designed collaboratively by the partner universities in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Spain. The participants of the workshop can gain hands-on experience in three subsequent phases of material development: needs analysis, creating a flexible framework for material development and piloting new teaching modules.