Training for living and working cross-culturally
A Moorlands College course
Later in 2019, Moorlands College are running a 10-week course in Gloucester which provides crucial preparation you need if you are planning to work cross-culturally, at home or overseas.
The dates are 28 August – 8 November 2019 and the course is made up of two modules. You will be introduced to the complexity and beauty of working in multicultural and multilingual environments and be equipped to engage in healthy and effective ways.
The first module, Language and Culture Learning (LACL) is a 5.5-week course to equip you with the skills necessary to begin learning a new language and culture. LACL is a unique blend of methodologies and linguistic and cultural integration, taught interactively by highly experienced cross-cultural workers.
The second module, Healthy Community Engagement (HCE), is a 4-week course that explores the challenges and opportunities provided by living and working in multicultural contexts and teams. It includes how to follow and lead across cultures and introduces planning principles and processes that encourage and prioritise community engagement. It also equips students to engage with adult learners in a way that enables them to be active participants in their own learning, and investigates relevant missiological issues associated with these topics.
The training team consists predominantly of members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Between them they have many years of experience of cross-cultural life and work, both overseas and within their home context.
Course modules are as follows; Cultural anthropology, Language learning methodologies, Hands-on language learning, Articulatory phonetics, Healthy teams, Facilitating adult learning and Healthy community participation and planning. These will be enriched by supplementary lectures and seminars on cross-cultural ethics, etc.
Students successfully completing the course will receive a Moorlands College Certificate. In addition, credits from this course can be put toward the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the MA Language, Community and Development.
For more details, visit the Moorlands site here