Intercultural Praxis Essay

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Edward T. Hall’s and Mildred T. Hall’s statement that, “The essence of effective cross cultural communication has more to do with releasing the right responses than with sending the ‘right’ messages…” can be used to enhance intercultural communication. If we all learn and enact the intercultural praxis in our lives, this can help the world in effectively communicating with each other. According to Kathryn Sorrells, intercultural praxis is the critical reflective thinking and acting that enables us to navigate the complex and challenging intercultural spaces we inhabit interpersonally, communally, and globally (Sorrells). In other words, it is the practice where a person will have to adjust and position himself as he interacts with another person with a different culture to successfully convey meaning and prevent the misunderstandings that can occur during the conversation.

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