Focus using photos as stimulus

 

Instructions: In pairs or in triads, go through the magazines and cut

out five photographs that are interesting to you. Tell what the people

in the photos seem to be saying and why. Then explain why the

message would be the same or different from your culture’s point of

 

Follow-up activity: Look for photographs from “back home”. Bring

them to class and explain the message in the photographs.

 

Vocabulary Words and transcript of Dr. Archer’s video introduction

 

The emphasis – the most important

The focus activity – the activity or exercise at the

beginning that shows you what

to pay attention to.

Demonstrate – to show

 

Transcript

 

Now as you watch the video, listen for the vocabulary words.

 

Hello. In Module four, you’ll continue to look at cultural differences, but the emphasis will be on communication. In the focus activity, you began to notice that messages could be communicated non-verbally. In the next reading, you’ll learn more about the way that we human beings communicate as well as the ways that we sometimes “culture bump” in our communication.

 

A Reading on Communication Across Cultures

 

Vocabulary Words

 

To transmit – to go from one to another

Complex – complicated, difficult

Readily – easily

Cue – hint

Timorous – fearful or shy

Suggestive – sexy

Slump – to sit or stand in a non-erect way, with shoulders and head down

Fatigued – tired

To suck – to breathe air into the mouth quickly with a small noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note-taking exercise on A Reading on Communication Across Cultures

 

Three channels of communication

 

 

1.  Verbal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Non-verbal

Examples

 

 

 

 

 

2. How quickly or loudly we speak.  Our intonation and stress

 

Transcript of  Dr. Archer’s introduction to the next section of the module

 

Now that you’ve learned about different ways of

communicating and mis-communicating, the culture bump

experts will demonstrate some different styles of

communication. Lets watch.

 

Reading on Different Styles in Different Cultures

 

Vocabulary Words

 

Tend to be – probably is

Context – the surrounding, the environment

Loops – small circles

Gut instinct – feeling that something is true without knowing for sure

Process – to think about, to come to understand something

 

Note-taking exercise on A Reading on Different Styles of             Communication in Different Cultures

Seven Cultural Styles of Communication

 

1.  Looping Styles

 

 

3.  High Context Styles

 

4.  Low-Context Styles

 

 

6.  Monochronic Styles

 

 

7. 

 

Word form Exercise

 

Many words in English may have the same prefix (first part of the word).  If you understand the meaning of the prefix, it can help you understand the meaning of the word.  For example, the prefix TRANS means

    To go

As in the word

 

TRANSMIT

Examples of cultures that have this style.

 

 

2. North American culture

 

3.  Korean and…

 

 

5.  Japanese, some African

 

 

 

7. Latin American, Middle Eastern

 

Write as many other words as possible that begin with the prefix TRANS

 

1.  Transportation