This paper explores the relation between dissimilar cultural backgrounds and communication competence. The dialogue of cultures, in its broadest sense, occurs all the time. Is this a complete sentence? People from different cultures interpret similar and dissimilar views from other cultures. Associating: Communication Competence and Cultural Background Previous researchers have found that for a person to achieve (complex expression recommend using do) better and more effective communication competence, it is necessary to develop skills that allow an appropriate(complex expression, omit) participation in specific situations.
Then, the chapter continues focusing on the implications of intercultural competence in language classrooms; specifically by discussing the role of course books in teaching intercultural competence. And lastly, the studies, which were conducted for intercultural competence in course books, are reviewed and presented. 2.2. What is Culture? There are a lot of
In Byram’s (1997) view, language (linguistic competence), understanding the culture, and identity are important part of intercultural communicative competence. According to him in explanation of intercultural communicative competence, the effect of society and gestures in communication should be considered. In his view intercultural competence has these essential parts: intercultural attitudes, knowledge, skills (skills of interpreting and relating and skills of discovery and interaction), and values (perspectives, of one’s own and other cultures). According to Fantini (2010) intercultural communicative competence is a compound of various abilities which is used for effective and appropriate communication with people who are in linguistic and cultural different from us. Another study was conducted by Byram and Risager (1999), in Denmark and Britain revealed that despite the essential role of intercultural competence in language and language learning, there isn’t any standard or good plan to incorporate it language
Although there is no general consensus among the definitions, there are certain characteristics of cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence is characterized by adapting to new cultural environments (Earley and Ang, 2003), intercultural interactions (Van Dyne and Ang, 2005), understanding the basis of intercultural interaction and rational approach, creating skills and behaviors that can be applied in different intercultural settings (Moon, 2010) can be determined to successfully adapt to unusual, diverse and new cultural environments (Earley et al, 2006) and to interact with people with cultural differences (Thomas and Inkson, 2009). Cultural intelligence is defined as "a system of knowledge and skills connected with the cultural metacognition in which people are able to adapt and shape the cultural conditions in their environment" (Thomas et al.,
Cross-Cultural Leadership Competence.Cross-cultural leadership competence involves sufficient knowledge about the skills, actions, and motivations of other leaders and followers that may function from the perspectives endorsed by, prevalent in, or specific to different nations (MirHosseini&Ghanbari, 2011).Cultural uncertaintyis a reflection ofthe abilities of team members to display patience, tolerance, and flexibility in multicultural and intercultural situations that may involve ambiguities and uncertainties stemming from cultural differences. Cultural empathy is thecapacity to behave inquisitively with respect to others’ cultures, display the communication patterns of others’ cultures, and express a non-judgmental appreciation for the variety
Despite the fact that intercultural competence has different terminology when referring to disciple or approach, it can also relate to the debate about global citizenship. Intercultural competence is seen as the capability to develop an objective knowledge, attitude, and skills that prompt visible behavior and communication that are both successful and appropriate in intercultural interaction. In other words, intercultural competence is a range of different skills; cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that lead to communicate effectively and suitable with different surrounding and culture. Intercultural competence can also be broken down into three constituent elements seen as knowledge, skills, and attitude. (Deardorff, 2006) With that being said, knowledge is my substantial weakness while skills and attitude are my strengths regarding intercultural competence.
By understanding intercultural communication everyone can be aware of how to make the interaction between people from other cultures a positive experience. In everyday usage, the term culture refers to arts, literature, and philosophy. However, the term culture has a much broader meaning that goes far beyond simple personal refinements. The only re¬quirement for being cultured is to be human. Thus, all people have culture.
Cultural Competence Through an in-depth reading of many of the literature of international social work, we find it difficult to find a definition or a unified meaning of cultural competence, but nevertheless, I will try to shed light on the most important meanings of cultural competence concept. The concept of cultural competence began to appear in the literature in the United States in the 1980s Bartoli(20013, p 49) and was a reflection of the migration movement since the fifties of the last century and thus led to the migration of America to the emergence and growth of different ethnic and ethnic groups, which also led to the existence of different cultural, religious, linguistic and health needs increased of its complexity because of its experiences in displacement and violence in all its forms.
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION ESSAY Student's name: Chu Thi Ngoc Mai Class: 14E15 ID: 14040513 Topic 3: Intercultural reflection Project title: Chinese gift giving etiquette In this semester I have learned a relatively new subject named "Intercultural communication." At first, when receiving the intercultural communication course book, I was extremely confused and anxious because I did not know what "intercultural competence" or "cultural concepts" are. Moreover, the book was so cumbersome and thick, so at that time I was quite afraid that I have to learn many boring theories. But after the first lesson, teacher gave us a lot of detail information about the course and introduced us so many activities that
A particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. A way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization. Beneke (2000) defines intercultural competence as more than just the skill to communicate with others, also considering it a mastery of “knowing that cultures simultaneously share and differ in certain aspects” in combination with ”the ability to cope with one 's own cultural background in interaction with others”. (Guidelines for Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence) Taking advantage of what is given could create an interest in the young people to pursue the cognition of different cultures, this way widening their horizon. If so they could teach children at a young age to accept and respect others, develop their intercultural competence Children should have more of a participation in wider social communities to help widen their horizon..