Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cross-Cultural Communication

What is Culture?

Firstly, let me start from the very basic. What exactly is culture? Is it a food? Or is it some kind of music? Yes, maybe. If you answered that you wouldn`t be wrong, but you wouldn`t be entirely right either. Culture in simple words is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Each culture has different characteristics and i think that`s what makes it so interesting. People within a culture usually interpret the meaning of symbols, artifacts, and behaviors in similar ways.

Cross-Cultural Communication

Today I am going to focus on Cross-Cultural Communication. As you all know, communicating across cultures can be a difficult experience. A successful communication is the result of one person understanding the meaning and intention of what another person has said. The key to effective cross-cultural communication is knowledge. 

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence is a skill that can be acquired, like many others. Once you have admitted to yourself that your intercultural skills might lack the final polish and that there`s rooms for improvement, you`re already halfway there. Don`t stop here though, Prolingua offers a broad range of courses and workshops whereby each of the course can be customized to suite your needs. It doesn`t matter whether you are relocating or travelling internationally on business trips, Prolingua is your one-stop solution. Check out Prolingua`s "Expats Cross-Culture Training Program" which is related to this topic. Other than that, Prolingua also offers some other interesting cross-cultural program such as:
  • Cross-Cultural Team Building Program
  • Global Awareness Cross-Cultural Program
  • Business Specific Cross-Cultural Program
  • Expats Cross-Culture Training Program
  • Spouse and Family Training & Support
  • Country Specific Cross-Cultural Program
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