Speak Your Mind! – Intercultural Communication by Danae Perez
In this article, I flesh out the challenges of communicating among people from different cultures. The process itself is very much based on intuition and mutual respect, but there are a few things we can keep in mind to succeed. I have gone through this process many times myself.
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The Communication and Languages Group recognized as one of LinkedIn’s “most engaging”
LinkedIn has just recognized the Communication and Languages Group as one of the best managed and most engaging groups on LinkedIn and selected it for their Inner Circle Program. The participation in the Program means that this Group will be afforded higher exposure and special features on the LinkedIn platform, thereby further enhancing its members’ experience and readership of the published content.
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France’s new biometric identity cards, issued on August 2 last year, contain for the first time both French and English translations of all the fields, such as ‘name’, ‘address’, and ‘nationality’. This has sparked a big controversy. The French Academy, charged with defending the French language, is threatening to take the government to court over the use of English on the country’s new identity card.
Of the world’s 6,500 living languages, half will cease to be spoken by the end of this century. Most of these endangered languages are oral speech forms, with little if any traditional written literature. If undocumented, these tongues – each representing a unique insight into human cognition and its most powerful defining feature, language – risk disappearing without trace. READ MORE
As a leader in interactive teaching and learning, at the Verbalists Language Network we talk a lot about inspiration. But what does it really mean for you as a teacher and how can you feel inspired yourself and become inspirational for others? Verbalists partner Céline Aloé talks about inspiration in our new episode of Speak Your Mind! READ MORE
British English is much like the people of Britain themselves: down-to-earth and full of character. We compiled the list of our favorite British phrases, 25 of them, that we believe will confuse anybody who didn’t grow in the UK. These phrases aren’t just handy for holding a conversation though – they’ll also give you an insight into just how the Brits tick!