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Cross-Cultural Communication

"You Will Now Be Connected to Sweden"

Ever wondered about Norse culture? How do the Swede's deal with 18 hour nights, what the northern lights look like, and why they like to forrage for berries? Well... call them up and ask!

The Elephant in the Room: Some Reflections on Language and Culture Instruction

This article is a survey of some historical, cognitive, and cultural features of institutional—particularly government and military—language training, to examine and plot a faster and less effortful trip to proficiency. My thesis is that our own cultural and institutional climates play a crucial role in what our students can learn and who they can become.

Tea Culture Around the World - Legend & Tradition

In many cultures tea is much more than a drink.  It is a ritual with both personal and social significance.  So how did that happen?

What Do Canadians Think of Americans?

As part of some of the cultural learning objectives for the DoD, we often times teach and ask soldiers to be aware of their world perspective, understand how he or she is viewed by members of other cultures, and consider the point of view of people whose culture is different from our own.

How Social Media is Uniting Indian and Pakistani Cricket Fans

Despite protests by certain organizations against Pakistani cricketers, sports fans from both India and Pakistan have been expressing remarkable solidarity via social media.

Cross-Cultural Communication Contributions to Professional Military Education: A Distance Learning Case Study

This article describes the creation of virtual communities for Airmen enrolled in the "Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication" on-line course. Specifically, the chapter examines the function and consequences of wiki utilization throughout two iterations (n=232) of the course. The findings suggest that the wiki is a tool that improves the quality of on-line culture education for military personnel.

The Communication of Respect as a Significant Dimension of Cross-Cultural Competence

The purpose of this article is to provide a strong rationale for the importance of continued study devoted to the communication of respect and to suggest a framework for categorizing the culture-general dimensions of the communication of respect.

Strategic Enablers: How Intercultural Communication Skills Advance Micro-Level International Security

This article, published in the Journal of Culture, Language and International Security, argues that the knowledge and skills at the heart of the field of intercultural communication are a natural platform for advancing international security.

Low- and High-Context Communication

Guest-blogger Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein writes about low-context and high-context communication, and her experiences communicating abroad.

Individualism and Collectivism

Guest blogger Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein writes about differences between individualist versus collectivist cultures.