Today’s session on Cultural Implications and Context within Conversational English has been well received, participants enjoyed and learned a lot. Attendees were English Educators from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (Sunny) and Mendoza, Argentina (Emanuel). Hosted by our Coach, Jaiyetee, Coach in Communications, Business, Linguistics and Leadership.
Our topics evolved from various aspects of cultural implications such as learning the ‘Cultural Iceberg’ where there are many information that we do not know and aware of when communicating with someone whom we just met, or we work with or we have been introduced. Even when we have worked together for a while, but we did not explore the cultural backgrounds of implicit culture (the things underneath of the physical view). Often times, we are experiencing the external appearance of the culture (what we are seeing), like the view provided below.
We shared our ideas, views, perspectives and talked about;
2. Verbal communications
3. Non-verbal communications
4. Meaning of words and phrases in different countries
5. Cultural meanings of greeting someone at a particular country
6. Giving gifts of appreciation to a personal friend, business partner, family friends and acquaintances
7. Cultural Immersion and Experiences
To experience the real scenario and learn the cultural contexts of phrases, words, expressions, actions and avoid embarrassments during conversations in English, we need to learn what these mean in other cultures. Cultural Meanings and their relevance to the speaker / recipient of the information is important. We make sure that what we say will not be offensive. Must demonstrate cultural competence, be articulate, and confident during an engaging conversations to be a great person to interact with.
When interested to participate in any future English Conversations via Skype please send your interest via email:info@ideasnconversations with your skype ID, and we will include you in the future events. You can invite your friends to participate with you to learn together. If you have specific topic that you would like to learn more, just email us with your suggested topic and we will consider for future topic agenda.
Thank you to all our participants. Until the next session.