Intercultural Competence

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• Intercultural Competence Worksheet

PART A: Short paragraph

INSTRUCTIONS: RESPOND TO EACH QUESTION BELOW WITH AT LEAST 150-WORDS, USING COMPLETE SENTENCES. ADDITIONALLY, INCLUDE AN EXAMPLE FROM THE READING MATERIALS THAT SUPPORTS YOUR POSITION.

What does “intercultural” communication mean to you?
Intercultural communication to me personally means communicating with a person that has differences like race, religion, and even just being raised in a different part of the country. I think that this is very important because the more that a person can learn about different people and different cultures the better educated that person can be. Also the differences in people can mean that they approach problems or difficulties different ways. This is important because it might take all those ways to actually solve the problem. A person must be able to master intercultural communication to succeed in a business environment as well as any kind of job where they would have to talk with people. If a person has poor communication skills or does not care to keep an open mind then it will limit the things that, that person can do in their life. William A. Henry said “the browning of America will alter everything in society, from politics and education to industry, values, and culture.” (Lustig & Koester, 2010, p. 3).

Define “intracultural” communication. How is this definition both similar and different to “intercultural” communication? Intracultural communication is defined as communication between people that have the same sort of background and cultures. This is similar to intercultural communication because there is always going to be small differences between each individual. It is also similar because you are still talking about communicating with people which is important. Intracultural communication differs from intercultural communication in the way that with intercultural communication you are communicating with a...
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