Essay Intercultural Communication And Quality Assurance

859 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Intercultural communication is defined according to the LANGUAGE NETWORK FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE, as situated communication between individuals or groups of different linguistic and cultural origins. Since today more than ever, we live in a culturally diverse society due to globalization, as our world grows and becomes increasingly more interconnected the need for effective interpersonal communication among differing cultures has become vital. When we interact with different cultures and they with us, this is intercultural communication and because different cultures create different interpretation and expectations about what is seen as appropriate behaviors and non appropriate behaviors, that will enable the construction of shared meanings. Although there are various definitions of culture I will use the definition that I used in my Technology and Culture Paper, which defines Culture as "the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time.” Culture basically affects and influences how we communicate with one another because culture and communication are interdependent. The way we act and the things we say determine the culture we belong to because every culture is different and it sets expectation and limitation on what is right and wrong to do socially. So when we interact with other cultures or even each other everything we do from the words we speak, to the way we walk and even to the way we think is being interpreted in a much larger context…

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