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Intercultural Sensitivity Scale

Intercultural Sensitivity Scale Below is a series of statements concerning intercultural communication. There are no right or wrong answers. Please work quickly and record your first impression by indicating the degree to which you agree or disagree with the statement. This scale should be completed before and after the spring academy. Please fill it in and send it right away. Thank you for your cooperation. |5 = strongly agree | ...

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Assignment 1 Cultural Competence

Herb Batista Jr. Assignment 1: Cultural Competence Today, cultural diversity is becoming more of the standard among social and work settings. Understanding culture is essential for relating to others outside of our own social norms, giving us the ability to interact within their social context rather than our own social boundaries. In order for us to understand this idea of culture we must become culturally competent. Cultural competence is best explained as a set of behaviors, viewpoints, and...

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Clyne's Revision of Grice's Maxims

Grice’s Maxims have been criticised for being too Anglo-centric. Michael Clyne proposes revisions to the four maxims in his 1994 book Intercultural Communication at Work. Do Clyne’s revisions of this model go far enough in universally accounting for intercultural conversation? Why or why not? Grice’s General Cooperative Principle has been under continuous debate for the past three decades. It is mainly through the maxims that Grice’s paradigm has been challenged as highly ethnocentric, however...

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Differences Between Italian Culture And American Culture

will know. One of my professors told us that Italians think it is weird that Americans say, “how are you” whenever they see each other. She stated, “why would I ask how you are, I don’t care!” After reading “Strategies for Developing Intercultural Competence”, I am going to try and be more ethnorelative. Now that I know more about the Italian culture, I think I will be able to adapt and integrate to these cultural differences. Since I am an American student studying in Italy, it is important...

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The contribution of teaching culture in

The contribution of teaching culture in raising student’s intercultural competence and awareness Introduction : Teaching a foreign language is not an easy undertaking that is limited to the direct teaching of morphology , phonology , vocabulary and syntax. Because language learning is not a case of only aquiring symbols and systems of codes, but it is as well as a metter of developing cultural knowledge and competence, that is viewed as vital component of language that cant be ignored or denied...

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281 ICC Individual Journal Proposal F

did the interview go? Did the interview affect your attitude? In what ways did it change your attitude, if any? What concepts and theoretical frameworks could be applied to your case analysis of intercultural communication? What would you suggest to enhance intercultural communication and competence? What have you learnt most from the individual project? Try to spend a day or at least a few hours with the interviewee for more profound study of yourself and the interviewee. After conducting...

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Culture Shock in the Hospitality Industry

Kwintessential states. Life becomes easier in a new culture as time goes on. To overcome difficulties, it is important to acknowledge the barriers to intercultural communication. Verderber, Verderber & Sellnow (2010) suggest a need ‘to learn to tolerate ambiguity, be open-minded, and be altruistic’ to develop intercultural communication competence (p. 131). In this way, one might develop some flexibility in dealing with people who have different cultural backgrounds. The willingness to interact...

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11/22/2010 Intercultural Communication Chapter 11 Episodes, Contexts, and  Intercultural Interactions Social Episodes in Intercultural Relationships • Social Episodes are re-occuring features of common, everyday communication events. • The nature of social episodes • There are 5 components of social episodes: Cultural Patterns, Social Roles, Rules of Interaction, Interaction Scenes, and Interaction Contexts Social Episodes in Intercultural Relationships • Cultural patterns...

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The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity  (DMIS) was created by Dr. Milton Bennett (1986,  1993) as a framework to explain the reactions of people to cultural difference. In both academic and corporate  settings, he observed that individuals confronted cultural difference in some predictable ways as they learned to  became more competent intercultural communicators.  Using concepts from cognitive psychology and  constructivism, he ...

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How Poor Intercultural Communication Affects International Commerce and Foreign Policy

Intercultural Communication Affecting International Commerce and Foreign Policy: France Opposes Turkey Entering the European Union Communication within one cultural group sharing traditions and national or regional identity is often effortless. The social and cultural meanings between the same cultures in regard to communication are understood the way they are intended. When discourse happens within members of the same social groups; they will communicate, talk, discuss in similar places...

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