Toolkit -A box for tools.
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
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:
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
These differences can be _____stumbling block to relationships, _______with adequate skills
and knowledge, _______ can be the key to ________, richer relationships.