Attending and actively participating in international scientific meetings and sharing scientific knowledge that is being produced all around the world is essential to all healthcare professionals interested in updating their knowledge. A variety of language activities, some based on ICPN standards, will help you to develop the oral and written competence necessary for communication at a scientific conference abroad. If you are going to present a poster, it could help you to be more successful.

Authors: Marília Dourado and Nicole Dourado


Our social and workplace environment are becoming more and more colourful and diverse. We meet foreign colleagues in the workplace and we deal and communicate with foreign patients on a daily basis. This leads to challenges for mutual understanding – and understanding is required, not just from a language point of view. The intercultural workplace also provides us with an opportunity to learn and to see things from a different perspective.

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.

Having read module 1, do you think you would be prepared for the intercultural challenges or conflicts presented by the care centre administration manager in module 1 during the seminar? Let’s now start to further develop the knowledge and skills needed to help our understanding of intercultural conflicts and how to deal with them properly. Let’s go!

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.

When we regarded conflict situations mentioned in the modules before, we could see that there were no easy decisions concerning tolerance and acceptance. Therefore, we want to learn more. We want to acquire knowledge and skills to avoid or to settle conflicts and also to profit from different views, skills and change of perspectives.  

In this module we will focus on important differences that we encounter, socially based standards, habits, communication styles in other countries or cultures. 

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.

In this module we will focus on important differences that we encounter, socially based standards, habits and communication styles in other countries or cultures. 

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.


Communication styles and non-verbal communication can be so different between cultures! Let’s get better prepared for UNDERSTANDING – to avoid conflicts and to enjoy the adventure of getting to know how communication works in other cultures.

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.

We all are aware of how important food is for feeling well and living a healthy life. Holistic care for the patient also includes nutritional care. In immigrant families traditional structures are changing.

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.

This intercultural module enlarges the learning offer from the HELP learning platform. Knowledge about why we need intercultural competence nowadays in the workplace has been developed gradually into the HELP intercultural modules one to six. We have also learned in the modules before about how to meet challenges and use the potentials from our multicultural environments. Nevertheless, the modules summarise former sections or consider intercultural phenomena from different perspectives so that independent work with each topic is possible. In line with the HELP objectives, we have focussed on care and healthcare. However, we think that the content will allow easy transfer to other disciplines and will be valuable to increase the quality of cooperation in multicultural teams in any workplace, and lead to better understanding in daily life.       
For HELP2 we have chosen the topic of “Religion”. We have selected it because it has become really important in the media and in daily life experience, in and outside the lecture hall and the workplace.

Author: Gerd Zimmer

Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung e.V.