Intercultural training courses and coaching sessions aim at helping participants acquire communication skills which will enable them to develop trustful relationships with people in diverse intercultural environments – despite possibly serious differences in opinions, values, attitudes or behaviour.

Unlike in other negotiations or conflicts, it is not the primary aim to influence or change the opinions people may hold about any of the issues in question. In fact, being able to meet differing opinions, values, attitudes and behaviour and accept these is a central aim of all intercultural coaching.

If any change of opinion or behaviour on the side of the training participants and/or their interlocutors can be expected, this change may perhaps take place over a period of time and as an indirect effect of repeated success (or failure) in intercultural communication.



What effectively can be achieved in intercultural training is the mastery of communication skills which avoid judgemental utterances, (unknowingly) confrontational strategies and too much personal involvement in controversial discussions.

Di Rudolf Camerer

Rudi Camerer comes from language testing and, today, directs a language and intercultural consultancy, elc-European Language Competence, Frankfurt/M. & Saarbrücken, Germany. He is the author of a number of publications on the teaching and testing of intercultural competence and, with Judith Mader, co-authored Intercultural Competence in Business English (Cornelsen 2012). Dirige ELC European Language Competence, una società di consulenza linguistica ed interculturale con sede a Francoforte e a Saarbruecken, in Germania. Ha un back ground di valutazione della competenza linguistica. E’ autore di diverse pubblicazioni sulll’insegnamento e la valutazione della competenza interculturale, e con Judith Mader ha scritto “Intercutural Competence in Business Engish” (Cornelsen 2012).