Intercultural Communication Analysis

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To reflect on the process of making a video to show our interpretation of non-verbal communication, it is a necessity to look back on the unfolding of the overall experience from the formation of the scenario to the final presentation. When we first tried to write the scenario, the topic of this EAP class, “intercultural communication”, led us to think about how the non-verbal communications functioned in life especially in an intercultural setting. Anna believed that fighting and conflict with obvious body movements and acute changing emotions could be performed vividly or even exaggeratedly which could be easily understood by the audience. Later on she continued to come up with an idea that using non-verbal communication such as “nodding …show more content…

After another round of discussion, we finally completed the conception of the scenario. It was not an easy discussion to determine the final scenario but a brilliant idea eventually came into being by the joint effort of us and some compromise. To evaluate this process, I consider our ideas as a good combination of applying non-verbal communication in an intercultural setting. However, due to the incomplete understanding of non-verbal communication, we mistook it as pantomime to some degree. Quite the contrary, conversation and speaking can be the significant component of non-verbal communication. As the speaker introduced in the “code lecture”, the factor such as the loudness of voice, is indeed an essential part of paralanguage which we should not have been neglected. Next time when we prepare for this sort of subject, we should figure out the definition of the keywords first and have an overall understanding ahead of …show more content…

Everyone’s idea had been accumulated and valued. Besides, we did well in applying what we received in life and media to our video, which is a vivid illustration of Williams’s words that “Culture is ‘a particular way of life that expresses certain meanings and values’”. Also, during this process, we have a better understanding of non-verbal communication and its application. We have developed some methods of express our feelings and showing our attitudes via this marvelous

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