Session Tag: Punitive Medicine

Session 2: Language barriers / intercultural competence

Learning Outcomes  

Becoming aware of different forms of language barriers and develop your intercultural competence.  

Session Content

Listen to the podcast on “The Foreigner by Karl Valentin”.


Watch the following video on the topic of ” borders” and become aware of the different forms of language barriers.



There are many different types of borders. Can you name the different borders in the quiz below?



Take a look at the poster on “Health, illness and communication”. Here you will find a brief overview of language barriers and culturally shaped ideas of health and illness that influence communication.


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Watch the next video on “Support for good communication” to get knowledge about resources and opportunities when language barriers are encountered.



Read through the two reflection questions and try to answer them. There is no right or wrong way to answer the questions.