The MOOC - Intercultural skills is specifically targeted for university students 👨🏽‍🎓interested to improve their Intercultural skills both in learning and learning contexts.

However, teachers 👩🏻‍🏫 could also find useful sources for themselves and for their educational practices. 

This course is aimed to support the development of these intercultural skills:

1. Gaining cultural knowledge;

2. Understanding cultural perspectives;

3. Being able to deal with intercultural issues (in workplaces, at the university, in informal contexts and so on).

Furthermore, you will exchange knowledge with peers from different cultural settings. At the end of the course, you will acquire the ability to avoid cultural misunderstandings, by becoming more aware of the cultural prejudices.

Before starting the MOOC, you are required to take a quiz, that you consider as a way to pre-assess your skills. According to the score obtained, you will be suggested to start from the foundation level, intermediate level or advanced level. In each level, you will read texts, e-books or PDFs, watch videos and forums. Once all the tasks are completed, you will complete an e-assessment in order to obtain a badge that certifies your skills. You will receive your badge by email in approximately 24 hours.

When to start Intermediate Level? First window

16th of March: This is a suggested date to start the level. If you want, you can start a little bit earlier (not later). In any case, you should wait until the 19th of March to participate in the group formation activity (it is mandatory if you want to finish the level and take the badge).

18th of March 23.59 pm CET time: You have to fill in the group formation questionnaire. If you don't manage to respect the deadline, they are invited to participate in the Second Window Intermediate level (see the dates below)

From the 19th to the 22nd of March: This is the suggested period to participate in the group discussion forums.

When to start Advanced Level? First window

23rd of March to 6th of April 23.59 pm: You have to create your e-portfolio and upload it. If you don't manage to respect the deadline, you are invited to participate in the Second Window Advanced level.

7th of April to the 20th of April 23.59: You have to assess peers' e-portfolio and upload the peer-assessment on Moodle.

When to start Intermediate Level? Second window

20th of April: This is a suggested date to start the level. If you want, you can start a little bit earlier (not later). In any case, you should wait until the 23rd of April to participate in the group formation activity (mandatory if you want to finish the level and take the badge).

22nd of April 23.59 pm CET time: You have to fill in the group formation questionnaire. 

From the 23rd to the 26th of April: This is the suggested period to participate in the group discussion forums.

2nd Window - Advanced level Level

From 27 April to 11th of May 23.59 pm: You have to create your e-portfolio and upload it on Moodle. 

12th of April to the 25th of May 23.59: You have to assess peers' e-portfolio and upload the peer-assessment on Moodle.


This section is intended to assist participants in deciding which of
the levels of the "MOOC Intercultural skills" to take.

In the Foundation MOOC "Intercultural skills" you will acquire:
1. awareness of the different cultural elements;
2. knowledge regarding some aspects of intercultural competences;
3. knowledge about specific particularities to conduct an international meeting;
In the Intermediate MOOC "Intercultural skills" you will:

1. acquire competencies to face cultural differences in international business;
2. consolidate knowledge built so far and deepen your understanding of intercultural issues.
In the Advanced MOOC " Intercultural skills" you will:

- deeply understand how culture drives behaviors;
- learn to reserve judgment on the people you work with, to avoid cultural misunderstandings;
- become self-aware of the cultural prejudices;
- be able to assess intercultural skills through an evaluation rubric.