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




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







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





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



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