1）First, this is an important course to offer College English students as one of their options. The content of the course is useful and relevant to every student who goes on to use English in real-life communication. Furthermore, the course content is generally interesting, and enhances students’ motivation for learning English.
2）The design of this particular course is good, covering the main aspects of intercultural communication in an organized way.
3）Intercultural communication is not always an easy course to teach well, and the proposal shows a good understanding of the challenges involved. It also suggests practical and effective strategies that will minimize problems and enhance the effectiveness of the course.
4）In a course like this, emphasizing task-based learning and case studies is a very good strategy because such teaching approaches make the course more concrete and practical, ensuring that students can apply what they learn to real communication situations.
Overall, my impression is that this is a well thought out proposal, and will serve as the basis for an effective and popular course.
-----Don Snow, Director, ELC, Shantou University