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Basic Elementary Intermediate Advanced

Knowledge of Indicates limited or no Indicates basic knowledge of: Indicates sufficient knowledge Apart from comprehensive knowledge of:
self and knowledge of: -self; the native country and of self; -self; the native -self; the native country and others ; their
others -self; the native country and others ; their social practices country and others ; their social practices and values; history,
others ; their social practices and values; history, politics, social practices and values; politics, verbal and non-verbal forms of
and values; history, politics, verbal and non-verbal forms history, politics, verbal and communication, etc.;
verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, etc. non-verbal forms of -initiates, the person engages in
of communication, etc. -possess minimum knowledge communication, etc. discussions and evaluates own
- possesses limited or no of own prejudices and -possess sufficient knowledge knowledge of the intercultural topics;
knowledge of own prejudices stereotyping. of own prejudices and -possess sufficient knowledge of own
and false assumptions; stereotyping. prejudices and stereotyping and the
- the complexity of the person initiates, engages in meaningful
intercultural competence and evaluation of information.
its attributes ensuring
effective intercultural
communication.

Skills of Indicates limited or no skills Indicates basic skills in: Indicates sufficient skills of: Apart from comprehensive skills of:
interpreting of: - working with members of - working with members of - working with members of the native
and relating - working with members of the native and other cultures; the native and other cultures; and other cultures;
the native and other cultures; - interpreting a - interpreting a - interpreting a document/event from
- interpreting a document/event from document/event from another culture,
document/event from another culture, another culture, - negotiating a shared understanding;
another culture, - negotiating a shared - negotiating a shared - explaining and relating it to documents,
- negotiating a shared understanding; understanding; events from the native and other
understanding; - explaining and relating it to - explaining and relating it to cultures; the person indicates the skills of
- explaining and relating it to documents, events from the documents, events from the assessing the topic from diverse and
documents, events from the native and other cultures. native and other cultures. multiple perspectives when interacting
native and other cultures. within the native and other cultures.
Skills of Indicates limited or no skills Indicates basic skills of: Indicates sufficient skills of: Apart from comprehensive skills of:
discovery and of: - acquiring new knowledge of - acquiring new knowledge of - acquiring new knowledge of a culture,
interaction - acquiring new knowledge of a culture, social practices; a culture, social practices; social practices;
a culture, social practices; -operating the knowledge, -operating the knowledge, -operating the knowledge, attitudes,
-operating the knowledge, attitudes, skills in attitudes, skills in intercultural skills in intercultural interactions; the
attitudes, skills in intercultural interactions. interactions. person is willing to compare the native
intercultural interactions. culture with others; can recognize
similarities and difference and act
accordingly to them.
Attitudes Indicates limited or no Indicates basic interest to: Indicates sufficient interest to: Apart from comprehensive interest to:
interest to: -learn about the native and -learn about the native and -learn about the native and other
-learn about the native and other cultures; other cultures; cultures;
other cultures; - express curiosity and - express curiosity and - express curiosity and openness towards
- express curiosity and openness towards the native openness towards the native the native and other cultures;
openness towards the native and other cultures; and other cultures; -adopt others’ point of view
and other cultures; -adopt others’ point of view -adopt others’ point of view The person actively engages in
-adopt others’ point of view intercultural enquiries; analyses,
evaluates the native and other cultures in
an open and tolerant manner.
Awareness Indicates limited or no Indicates basic awareness of: Indicates sufficient awareness Apart from sufficient awareness of:
awareness of: -tangible and intangible of: -tangible and intangible elements of
-tangible and intangible elements of culture, -tangible and intangible culture,
elements of culture, -the importance of elements of culture, -the importance of intercultural
-the importance of intercultural understanding -the importance of understanding involving the ability to
intercultural understanding involving the ability to intercultural understanding recognize and critically evaluate
involving the ability to recognize and critically involving the ability to perspectives, practices, products of the
recognize and critically evaluate perspectives, recognize and critically native and other cultures; the person
evaluate perspectives, practices, products of the evaluate perspectives, possess the ability to evaluate the
practices, products of the native and other cultures. practices, products of the negative impact of stereotyping and
native and other cultures. native and other cultures. prejudices related to the native and other
cultures.
The person has the ability to “decentre”
which results in overcoming own
ethnocentrism.