Developed through courses or overseas experiences.
The Language Centre at Queen’s University is offering students, staff and members of the public the opportunity to avail of free, online and accessible language learning resources.
The online resources currently available are all beginners level in French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
There is no related assessment or certification and you can sign up for as many languages as you wish. Dates for the weekly/bi-weekly, live classes can be found on the individual web-pages for each language.
Not only does learning a second language help you improve your brain health, but it also increases your career prospects. This article outlines 18 benefits of learning a second language and how it can improve your career and overall wellbeing. (Career Addict website)
The ability to implement this in a variety of multicultural contexts.
Read some interesting perspectives from past participants on our Global programmes in this Global Opportunities blog.
Get a student’s overview of the 2019 Queen’s Boston and New York Career Development programme in a Q&A with Film & Theatre Making student Christian Green.
Check out University of Oxford’s The Global Thinkers podcast series.
The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). (University of Oxford)
The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project proposes different models of Virtual Exchange activities with different formats, duration, time investment, thematic scope and number of participants. Join students from around Europe to discuss topical issues. Participation is free.
Get an introduction to what it means to be a global citizen and the opportunities it creates. (University of Bristol)
Improve your intercultural competence with information on understanding cultural differences and succeeding in diverse workplaces. (Purdue University)
Explore Chinese culture and learn how different values are reflected in landscape art and analyse literature. (University of Exeter)
Explore what drives the way you communicate and develop communication strategies for successful communication in diverse settings. (University of Surrey)
Discover the importance of cultural intelligence, or 'CQ', and find out to improve your own cultural intelligence. (Purdue University)
This TED Talk discusses what is defined as a “global mindset”, examining how we should be curious about the many different cultural codes that exist in the world.
Bourrelle, who comes from the French-speaking part of Canada, speaks about his experience of moving to and living in Norway. He explains that, when faced with a new culture, we can confront, complain or conform.
In this talk, Bourrelle argues that by helping people to communicate better across cultures, we have the opportunity to increase the competitiveness of businesses, as well as to create a better functioning multicultural society
Ralph Strozza talks about globalization and understanding cultural differences. He touches on economical issues and how these are related to the topic of globalization.
Yeates’s talk centres on the relationship between race and career progression, as well as the benefits that an ethnically diverse workplace can bring.
Below is an interesting piece written for the Guardian by students of varying nationalities, on the culture shock that can be experienced when moving to another country to attend university.
From global news to cultural education, Cultural Awareness International provides information on these topics in interesting periodic articles.
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