Chapter 2: International English and Multiculturalism

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Competence aims in focus:

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • elaborate on and discuss various aspects of multicultural societies in the English-speaking world
  • reflect on how cultural differences and dissimilar value systems can affect communication
  • understand, elaborate on and discuss lengthy discourses on general and specialized subjects
  • present a major in-depth project on a topic from International English or another subject from his or her own programme area and assess the process


Video: Cross-cultural communication

Pellegrino Riccardi, a cross-cultural expert, shares his personal and professional experience about how different cultures can successfully coexist.

Why We Voted to Leave: Britain Speaks (BBC Panorama)

Adrian Chiles goes home to the West Midlands to meet Leave voters from both sides of the political divide and find out why Britain voted for Brexit.