52 Activities For Improving Cross Cultural Communication

Author: Donna Stringer
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0983955875
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52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication specifically explores cross-cultural communication issues with an eye toward increasingcross-cultural understanding and effectiveness. The exercises in this book are intended to facilitate effective communication across a wide range of differences. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address the needs for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). Stringer and Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of cross-cultural communication would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.This practical trainer’s manual includes applications from many sectors and angles: business, diversity and cross-cultural fields, and from trainers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The exercises are organized according to the appropriate audience, the time required to perform and the risk level for participants (a unique feature created by the authors) and are easily adaptable to the user’s particular need and situation.There is something for everyone in this book: for those who like hands-on, practical activities, those who prefer experiential exercises and those who learn best if they can reflect on ideas.

Building Cultural Competence

Author: Kate Berardo
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579228046
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The development of cultural competence is becoming ever more important in our rapidly changing—and digitally expanding—world, not only in the intercultural field, but also in a variety of areas including business and higher education.

Building Cultural Competence brings together a collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used effectively in countries world wide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities.

Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence and see practical, step-by-step instructions on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organisations, and students with these well organised, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models and activities. For those who need to build cultural competence in others, this is a must-have book.


Experiential Activities For Intercultural Learning

Author: H. Seelye
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1941176062
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Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this collection of activities is designed to expand the repertoire of educators.

52 Activities For Exploring Values Differences

Author: Donna Stringer
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0983955867
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The authors have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of value differences would be beneficial

Exploring Culture

Author: Gert Jan Hofstede
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0585485909
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Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Developing Intercultural Awareness

Author: L. Robert Kohls
Publisher:
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This guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting

Getting Through

Author: Roger J. Kreuz
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262340615
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We can learn to speak other languages, but do we truly understand what we are saying? How much detail should we offer when someone asks how we are? How close should we stand to our conversational partners? Is an invitation genuine or just pro forma? So much of communication depends on culture and context. In Getting Through, Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts offer a guide to understanding and being understood in different cultures. Drawing on research from psychology, linguistics, sociology, and other fields, as well as personal experience, anecdotes, and popular culture, Kreuz and Roberts describe cross-cultural communication in terms of pragmatics -- exploring how language is used and not just what words mean. Sometimes this is easy to figure out. If someone hisses "I'm fine!" though clenched teeth, we can assume that she's not really fine. But sometimes the context, cultural or otherwise, is more nuanced. For example, a visitor from another country might be taken aback when an American offers a complaint ("Cold out today!") as a greeting. And should you apologize the same way in Tokyo as you would in Toledo? Kreuz and Roberts help us navigate such subtleties. It's a fascinating way to think about human interaction, but it's not purely academic: The more we understand one another, the better we can communicate, and the better we can communicate, the more we can avoid conflict.

Cross Cultural And Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929000
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This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Author: Kathryn Sorrells
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324567
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Translating Theory into Practice Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader introduces students to intercultural communication within the global context, and equips them with the knowledge and understanding to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected and complex nature of intercultural relations in the world today. This reader is organized around foundational and contemporary themes of intercultural communication. Each of the 14 chapters pairs an original research article explicating key topics, theories, or concepts with a first-person narrative that brings the chapter content alive and invites students to develop and apply their knowledge of intercultural communication. Each chapter’s pair of readings is framed by an introduction highlighting important issues presented in the readings that are relevant to the study and practice of intercultural communication and end-of-chapter pedagogical features including key terms and discussion questions. In addition to illuminating concepts, theories, and issues, authors/editors Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto focus particular attention on grounding theory in everyday experience and translating theory into practice and actions that can be taken to promote social responsibility and social justice.