Intercultural Communication is the only effective weapon for the resolution of
political conflicts, intolerance of religious beliefs, cultures and other
differences amongst people.
Name of the Program: Intercultural Communication
Description of the Program: The Program of Intercultural Communication seeks to understand
how people from different countries and cultures act, communicate and perceive the world
around them. Language is an example of an important cultural component that is linked to
intercultural understanding. Therefore, through offering such courses as Russian, Kyrgyz,
English, French, German, Korean, Public Speaking, Leadership, the program helps IUCA
students to interact with speakers of other languages on equal terms, respect their identities,
understand and value cultural differences.
Mission of the Program: The general mission of the Program of Intercultural Communication is
to facilitate students in developing their ability not only to learn foreign languages, but to be able
to reason critically, to speak and write effectively, and to understand and appreciate the
influences of different cultures upon their lives.
Goals of the Program: Multi‐dimensional in its approach, the Program of Intercultural
Communication is aimed at developing in IUCA students culturally relevant and appropriate
knowledge, skills and abilities in alignment with the university’s mission, vision, diversity plan
and strategic directions.
Learning Outcomes of the Program:
1. Acquire competency in written and oral communication of a studied foreign language.
2. Acquire an understanding of communication from a variety of philosophical,
historical, theoretical and practical perspectives.
3. Acquire enhanced leadership, analytical, critical and performance competencies that will
assist students in participating effectively in a democratic society.
4. Acquire and/or enhance skills to appreciate and understand cultural differences through
interactions and open communication
5. Acquire and/or enhance skills to approach reasonable topics and hold discussions leading
Faculty of the Program of Intercultural Communication:
Tynarkul Ryskulova – Head of the Program of Intercultural Communication;
PhD, Assistant professor,
Courses taught: Kyrgyz Language and Literature, Manas Studies
Courses taught: Public Speaking, TOEFL Preparation, English Speaking, Listening
Comprehension, Business Communication
Courses taught: Russian Language and Literature
Courses taught: Physical Culture
PhD, Assistant professor,
Courses taught: Composition 1, Composition2, English Reading, English Writing
Courses taught: French Language, Literature and Culture
Courses taught: Composition 1, ESP, Public Speaking, English Writing, Advanced
Conversational English, EAP