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Intercultural Business Communications

Providing language and cultural training for employees is big business. If you were going to write a class on how language affects intercultural business communications, what would your lesson plan look like?

What would your students need to know in regard to high- and low-context language, language diversity, interaction, nonverbal communication, and so forth?
What are some conversation taboos they should be aware of?
What are some of the nonverbal communication aspects that they should know?
After receiving the training, should they still use an interpreter?
What are the pros and cons of using an interpreter?

Make sure that the lesson plan includes an example of a country where you can describe the differences between the United States and that country in language and nonverbal communication.

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Cultural Training
Subject title: Date: 01.01.12
Topic: How language affects intercultural business communication
Learning objectives: With regards to high and low context language, language diversity, interaction and non verbal communication, the students need to know that the language will always be classified in different ways by different cultures as a result of a cultural diversity. However, it is still a form of interaction whether it is verbal or non verbal.

Conversational Taboos:
There are various conversational taboos which students need to be aware of while learning 'How language affects intercultural business communication' such as a combinations of sex, religion, politics, and money. In addition to this, the students should also be aware that it is considered a taboo to comment on other individuals' ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses intercultural business communications for employees.