A course in Intercultural Communication with a heavy foreign language practice element, is developed using iSpring Suite authoring toolkit. Through this course design and authoring tool students could practice and self-evaluated their oral and written mastery of a foreign language and prepare for the final exam.
The Intercultural Communication course at AUCA uses simulation to teach students deep understanding of the various interests EU countries have, and how they communicate and negotiate them. Students participate in the course as representatives of different countries and play various roles. The search for the common values among different cultural traditions, the building of the democratic society, the solution of the environmental problems and other topics are included in the course content. The course offers itself to a diversification that requires it partially or at time entirely to move to a digital format. In order to fulfill different requirements of the course, we opted to use iSpring Suite authoring tool. The course is heavily based in speaking in a foreign (European) language, so we needed a technology which allows for learning and self-evaluation of language skills as well. Students could apply all skills and competences through oral and written practice of the foreign language and prepare for the final exam. iSpring Suite boosts electronic courses with audio/video narrations, quizzes, interactions, dialog simulations, screen recordings and many more. It is a friendly tool that is compatible with any LMS.