Intercultural Competence

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Intercultural Competence


[caption id="attachment_49246" align="alignright" width="300"] People with different languages, customs, values, attitudes and religion.[/caption] Globalization causes diversities in this world - diverse people, ideas, products, technologies, services, and so on. It triggers off varied types of interactions such as: intra-cultural interactions of people with the same culture; cross-cultural, of two different cultures, and inter-cultural, of three or more cultures. Imagine people coming together to do business, to agree on something, or to render services for others progress. But these are meetings of people with different languages, customs, values, attitudes, religion and what not. How can there be a meeting of the minds of culturally different people? Some say EIL (English as International Language), GE (Global English) or WE (World Englishes) enables these amalgam or mix of people to understand one another. But according to Lustig an Koester ( 2013), language is just one of the essential abilities needed by people coming from different cultures to develop good relationships that must result in something profitable or beneficial to all those involved in the intra-cultural or intercultural interactions. The ability of people with different cultural backgrounds to relate themselves well with one another for the achievement of the goals or intentions of their intercultural interactions is called Intercultural Competence. How does one determine the presence of Intercultural Competence in a person? Neuliep (2012) enumerated the following as indicators of intercultural competence: 1. World knowledge based on ones personal thoughts and on others ideas 2. Appropriateness of behaviour in relation to other cultural groups lifestyles 3. Awareness of ones own culture as well as of others cultures 4. Inquisitive or curious attitudes towards other cultures 5. Eagerness and willingness to recognize and accept other peoples cultures 6. Subordination of stereotyped or rigidly conventional cultural practices to broader cultural goals or intentions for world progress 7. …

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