After a firsthand encounter with linguistic discrimination, I have become more aware of the differences between myself and others. Having a different language than most my peers has made me realize how different and unique I am to everyone else, and in what ways I am unique. The separation in language has made me curious about my own values and beliefs, resulting in a deeper exploration of my culture and self through various thought processes. There is a bad linguistic discrimination, however, linguistic distinction can also contribute in the formation of one’s identity to be unique, yet equal to that of
I realize that I honor commitment, and preserve tradition. These are very important to me because it keeps me on track to manage my lifestyle. Moreover, the test has changed my interaction with other because in the initial state of a conversation, I begin to wonder about the person’s personality. This will help me to be very wary, of how I communicate with others because the person might have different preferences. As a result, I respect people’s feeling and care about how they would feel if I say something the wrong way.
Knowing the language is actually knowing the culture. More importantly, speaking the language allow students to experience the culture. Hence, I believe that as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, my role is really significant in such that, in addition to this, I can give the students more resources by which they could approach a culture, by which they can immerse themselves in that culture, by which they can learn more about the culture in order for them to function in that culture, but this is not my main focus, as I would like them not only to learn about my culture, but also to bring their own culture into interacting in the culture that they are learning. Of course the linguistic competence and subject knowledge are of a great value in that students should learn and understand at the same time. Here, I will apply some of my techniques in ELT too, that is to say, effective CCQs ‘Concept Check Questions’, ICQs ‘Instruction Check Questions’, and also strong MPF ‘Meaning, Pronunciation, Form’ and PACS ‘Post Analysis Correction Stage’.
In future situations my copying strategies will be try to see the situation not only from my perspective because now I realize that I looked at members of staff behaviour without understanding whether or not it was normal for them once they were in their comfort zone. At the time I did not realize that they were just being themselves because that is their culture and as hard as it is to admit I was being defensive and it definitely made me built a barrier to resist adapting to the new environment, which was TEPO organisation. In addition to the named strategy I could also talk to someone, specially the head of the depart or a personal tutor about my situation and say what I am not understanding about the module teaching process, study units or any other enquiry. I could also ask a student adviser for help or any other source that the university provides for student in my
I personally found this essay enlightening. The reason for that is because I myself am at fault of being like the people that Tan speaks about. Because there have been times that I have been unable to understand certain people because of their accents. That I would almost completely ignore the parents and speak through their children to have an understanding of what they needed assistance with. After reading this my eyes were opened to how that affects them, and that I need to be more patient with listening to others and putting more effort into understanding
Why is it that humans have grown into this immense fear of solitude, have we developed in such a way that we cannot be without one another in this ever-connected state of the world? In past generations, this isolation would have been considered a gift that only the privileged or the determined would be able to possess, but now with smartphones and other technology controlling our lives at every second of the day, we are afraid of it. We are afraid to be alone. We are afraid to be bored. As Deresiewicz points out, “...losing solitude, what have they lost?
Everyone has biases whether they are implicit or explicit. We have also discussed culture and many of the differences between the culture in the US and other cultures around the world. With that being said a student may write about a specific topic or the way that they feel about a topic in their culture, but because of our previous biases and difference you may not grade them very well because you don't agree with or understand where they are coming from. As a teacher I think it is important to learn about each culture and understand the difference between each
First, my main advantage is that I am ready to learn and engage people from other cultures (Wagner, 2012). Although different communities have different practices, it is essential to state that I am always curious and willing to learn about other people’s traditions so that I can fit into their organizations (Keung, 2013). Nonetheless, I also face various challenges on matters regarding cultural intelligence, and the main problem is that I have defined stereotypes regarding multiple communities. I find it hard working or interacting with persons from some communities since I have already developed different negative perception regarding these communities. Nevertheless, I am still interested in dealing with this weakness so that I gain increase my
Although non-verbal expressions are present in every culture, their individual meanings and relevance are going to change from one to another, this is why it is important to not only recognize the overall value of this topic, but to study the different patterns of nonverbal communication from different cultures as well. Since we are studying to become international negotiators we have to be prepared to work in a multicultural environment, since it is very likely we will be working with people from other parts of the world. Understanding how others communicate and how we do it too and not to take everything at face value is primordial for us, since this will help us to minimize
Foremost, you must have the ability to understand the real sentiments of others or entering deeply into their core feelings when you interact with them. By recognizing how they truly feel, as well as showing your genuine interest to others, being empathic allows you to respond or react quickly in the most caring, affectionate, and understanding way towards their feelings. Empathy is especially more important in the customer relations sector when dealing with some clients who approach them with issues or complaints. You should know how to express genuine understanding and concern for their questions and help them solve the issue. A principal element of social anxiety is self-consciousness, which you can alleviate through concentrating firmly on another person.