Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Course in Singapore
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Course in Singapore
Intercultural communication is a method that examines communication over different cultures and social groups, or how culture influences communication.
This Intercultural Communication Fundamentals workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to gain a strong grasp and improve their Intercultural Communication Fundamentals.
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The ideal group size for this Intercultural Communication Fundamentals course is:
Minimum: 5 Participants
Maximum: 15 Participants
The duration of this Intercultural Communication Fundamentals workshop is 2 full days. Knowles Training Institute will also be able to contextualised this workshop according to different durations; 3 full days, 1 day, half day, 90 minutes and 60 minutes.
2 Full Days
9 a.m to 5 p.m
Below is the list of course benefits of our Intercultural Communication Fundamentals course
- Learn about other cultures
- Improve skills of dealing with people with differing cultures
- Obtain skills that help improve sensitivity to other cultures
- Understand why intercultural communication is fundamental for success
- Learn the tricks of the trade for ensuring intercultural positivity
Below is the list of course objectives of our Intercultural Communication Fundamentals course
- Be able to recognise difference as something exciting rather than as potential for conflict
- Appreciate all the benefits of having multiple cultures and use them to your advantage
- Understand the fundamentals of communicating with someone of a different culture
- Develop extensive plans to ensure everyone uses the same fundamental techniques to communicate
- Have plans for if this communication doesn’t go the way you intend
- Make comprehensive lists of fundamental expectations when communicating interculturally
Below is the list of course content of our Intercultural Communication Fundamentals training course
- What is interculturalism and what value does it have in the workplace?
- Understanding why communication is fundamental when it comes to an intercultural workplace
- The different components of intercultural communication
- What are the fundamentals of approaching multicultural difference?
- Evaluating whether you’re successfully approaching multicultural difference
- Contingency plans: What if you miss the fundamentals?
- Case study: Communicating and Multicultural difference
Each participant will receive the following materials for the Intercultural Communication Fundamentals course
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Learner’s Guide
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Key Takeaways Notes
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Essentials Ebook
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Course Handouts
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals 30-Day Action Plan
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals MindMaps Pack
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals PPT Slides Used During Course
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Long-Term Memory Flashcards Pack
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals E-Learning Course
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Online Video Course
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Essentials Audiobook
Intercultural Communication Fundamentals Infographics Pack
Each course participant will receive a certification of training completion
There are 3 pricing options available for this Intercultural Communication Fundamentals training course. Course participants not in Singapore may choose to sign up for our online Intercultural Communication Fundamentals training course.
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Examples of Intercultural Communication
Language diversity makes cross-border business companies challenging to adjust to the local environment plus culture. For example, Coca-Cola Company once tried to find a phonetic equivalent of their brand to be used in China: KeKou-KeLa.
The primary goal of intercultural communication is to heighten understanding of culturally mediated communication phenomena. The “culture-specific” focuses on classifying the communication behaviours of a specific culture. The “culture general” seeks to recognise commonalities or predominances across cultures.
Intercultural communication gives the ability to deal across cultures, which is increasingly essential, as the world becomes smaller—getting smaller in the sense that there is more and more contact with culturally diverse people.
Intercultural communication skills are those demanded to communicate or share information, with people from other cultures and social groups. Intercultural communication also needs an awareness that different cultures have different customs, standards, social mores, and even thought patterns.
There are four primary forms of intercultural communication – direct, indirect, indirect and direct.
China is one country that demonstrates well-developed intercultural communication skills for two principal reasons: the language and culture difference is very significant between the U.S. and China.
Intercultural communication is one of the essential parts of marketing. With the help of intercultural communication, one can understand the targetted area, their demographics and user behaviour. This understanding can help in the better formation of strategy.
The four primary ways to the study of intercultural communication are social science, interpretive, critical and dialectical. From its early development, intercultural communication has been a cross-disciplinary field.
Characteristics of Intercultural Communication include:
- Culture and Communication. Building Blocks.
- Global and local contexts: Ecology and Economy. Technology. Equity / Social Change. Immigration / Migration. Diversity and Equality. New Jobs. Generational Gaps.
- Communication is a dynamic process of sharing symbols to construct meaning.
- Cultural Artifact.
Intercultural communication is the communication of different cultures that social groups use to communicate in their daily life. An example of intercultural communication is body language: in the United States, families usually wave hello to greet each other, and that is all.
There are two types of intercultural communication: Verbal and non-verbal communication. Verbal communication is using words to communicate messages, whereas non-verbal communication comprises of body gestures that send out messages.
Since each culture has its distinct aspects, poor intercultural communication could be the reason of conflict and disorder. There are three central issues which are the basis of the problem of intercultural miscommunication: the language barrier, cultural diversity and ethnocentrism.
How to Understand Intercultural Communication:
- Compare cultures.
- Shift to a local perspective.
- One does not have to know everything to know something.
- There are theories to learn from.
- Experience counts.
- Perspectives can differ.
- Apply intercultural communication to international business.
- It integrates the disciplines.
Flexible intercultural communication: combining knowledge, open-minded attitude, putting into adaptive practice. Inflexible intercultural communication: use our cultural values, judgments, and routines. Ethnocentric mindset: stuck in our cultural worldviews and values to evaluate others’ behaviours.
Intercultural communication offers the capability to deal across cultures, which is increasingly essential, as the world gets smaller. Being prepared to deal with this cultural difference, tranquilly is transforming into a survival issue to succeed in a global world as a global leader.
Effective intercultural communication produces benefits such as employee productivity and teamwork. Intercultural communication assists employees from different ethnic backgrounds to communicate effectively. Global interconnectivity has made intercultural communication necessary for any organisation.
Here are some tips for Improving Intercultural Communication Skills:
- Do the homework.
- Avoid colloquialisms, jokes, and idioms.
- Practice actively listening and observing.
- Repeat or confirm what was being said, in case of a misinterpretation.
- Avoid asking yes or no questions.
- Pay regard to nonverbal communication.
- Speak slowly and clearly.
Intercultural skills are essential to companies for numerous reasons. They not only provide employees with a better understanding of their workplace and co-workers, but they also assist them to adapt to new work environments and counter-culture shock, while enhancing their cultural awareness, education, and practical skills.
Intercultural communication has become necessary because students in schools are growing more diverse culturally. Communication can be a valuable reference for intercultural knowledge and mutual enrichment across culturally diverse students if managed actively by the teacher.