Vocabulary Words

Toolkit -A box for tools.

Dad- father

Tools -Things that help a person to do a job.

Master Mechanic -a person who is very good to work on cars or trucks

Ivy -A type of vine or plant.

Craft -a job

Module -a chapter

On a daily basis -each day

Stumbling block to -problems

Expert guides -professional leaders

To acquire -to get

To invite -to ask someone to do something or to go with you

Childhood -the time of being a child

Knowledge -what you know

Journey -to go somewhere

Create -to make, to build

Encounter -to meet

Relationship –connection to another person

Skill -to do something well

Alone -by yourself

 

 

Transcript

Hello and welcome to the new on-line version of The Toolkit for Culture and

Communication. I’m Dr. Carol Archer and I’m here to invite you to create your

own personal Toolkit. This is a toolkit that belonged to my Dad. My father

was a Master Mechanic, and in my childhood, it was not filled with ivy as it is

now. It was filled with the tools of my father’s craft. Those tools and his

knowledge enabled my dad to take countless journeys in his lifetime. In the

same way, the toolkit that you will be creating for yourself in the next six

modules will enable you to take countless journeys beyond cultural boundaries.

My dad used his toolkit to smooth out the bumps in the road. You will use

your toolkit to move beyond the culture bumps that you encounter in the world.

You and I live in an ever-shrinking world. On a daily basis, we encounter many kinds of differences:

Cultural differences

Age differences

Gender differences

Religious differences

Professional differences

These differences can be a stumbling block to relationships, or with adequate skills and knowledge, they can be the key to new, richer relationships.

Lets take a look at some of the skills that you’ll be developing in the next six

First, you will learn how to recognize and describe

your own culture bumps -those moments when your culture bumps into somebody else’s culture.

Second, you will learn how to manage your emotional responses to your culture

bumps. Third, you will learn how to learn about another culture’s values,

beliefs and behaviors

in other words, about their expectations. And in the process, you will learn a great deal about your own expectations. And fourth, and the most important, you will learn how to move beyond the differences to find the commonalties that unite us as human beings.

The best part of this is that you will not be alone. You have expertguides in traveling through these cultural adventures -a group of young men and women from around the world who have already acquired these skills and this knowledge. They’re more than just expert guides however, they’re living examples of the wonderful possibilities of friendship when we begin to understand our culture bumps with one another.

And now, I’d like to introduce your first guide. Mazen from Syria will

Explain about the Middle East and some about Islam. Katie will guide you

through Korea and Asia. Buki represents Latin America and Josh will speak

for the USA. And we have special appearances by Brian and Aziz and Jama

and Eric. And now lets begin with our first activity a ride on the Spaceship Perception

 

Hello and welcome to _______ new on-line version of The __________ for Culture and

 

Communication. __________ Dr. Carol Archer and I’m here ________invite you to create your

 

___________personal Toolkit. This is _________ toolkit that belonged to _________Dad. My

 

father was a _________ Mechanic, and in my childhood, ________ was not filled with ivy

 

_______ it is now. It was _________ with the tools of my ________craft. Those tools and

 

______________knowledge enabled my dad __________ take countless journeys in his

 

__________. In the same way, the toolkit ___________ you will be creating for _______ in the

 

next six modules _____________enable you to take ____________ journeys beyond cultural

 

 

My dad __________ his toolkit to smooth ________ the bumps in the _______. You will use

 

your toolkit ___________ move beyond the culture _________ that you encounter in the __________.

 

You and I live ______ an ever-shrinking world. ________ a daily basis, we ______ many kinds of

 

differences:

 

___________ differences

___________ differences

___________ differences

___________ differences

___________ differences

 

These differences can be _____stumbling block to relationships, _______with adequate skills

and knowledge, _______ can be the key to ________, richer relationships.