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A Tool That Maps Out Cultural Differences - David Champion. By David Champion | 11:00 AM April 25, 2014 Understanding cultural differences isn’t easy, even when you’ve lived in many different countries (disclosure: I’m a Brit, grew up in Southeast Asia, lived and worked in Switzerland and the US, and now live and work in France).

A Tool That Maps Out Cultural Differences - David Champion

Just when you think you’ve got a culture nailed, something happens that your mental model hasn’t predicted. Americans, world-famous for candor and directness, struggle when it comes to giving tough feedback, even when it’s needed. The French, on the other hand, who are famous for their insistence on good manners (just feel the vibe when you forget to say bonjour to your boulanger), revel in their harsh critiques. Stop Racism. Woman Fired from a Lingerie Company for Being Too Attractive. A New York lingerie company called Native Intimates is at the center of allegations that the owners fired a young woman for being too attractive.

Woman Fired from a Lingerie Company for Being Too Attractive

Lauren Odes, a 29-year-old data entry worker, says that the owners of the business were unhappy with her attire and fired her for being too attractive. Only a few days into the job, she was told to wear clothing that covered more of her body, so Odes put on a pair of leggings and gray t-shirt, according to the New York Daily News. This step was still not enough for the store owners, who are Orthodox Jewish. Odes reports that her supervisor forced her to put on a bright red bathrobe to cover her body for the rest of the day or else go shopping for a sweater that went to her ankles. Michael Brown and Black Men - The killing of Michael Brown has tapped into something bigger than Michael Brown.

Michael Brown and Black Men -

Brown was the unarmed 18-year-old black man who was shot to death Saturday by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo. There are conflicting accounts of the events that led to the shooting. Great White Desert. Study: Whites Think Black People Feel Less Pain. Stereotypes - Good Hair. If You Have To Tell Your Kids This Stuff, Then You Probably Aren't A White Person.

Stop stop-and-search and I might start helping you. Policeman in police car sees me in my car.

Stop stop-and-search and I might start helping you

I see policeman seeing me in my car. Policeman sees me seeing him seeing me in car. He tails me. We play mirror tennis. He flashes his blue light. I've been stopped by the police more than 50 times between the ages of 20 and 40. A Boy Makes Anti-Muslim Comments In Front Of An American Soldier. The Soldier's Reply: Priceless. Prejudice by Tim Minchin.

Wole Soyinka - Telephone Conversation (animated) Stephen Fry Somehow Makes Sense Of Racism. DL - Are American Teenagers Racist/Prejudice In Today's Modern Multi-Cultural Society?? Where Im From poem assignment.pdf. Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Racism. An 80-year-old man has been found guilty in the killing of three men 41 years ago.

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Racism

A jury in Mississippi decided Edgar Ray Killen organized the murder of three civil rights workers in June 1964. He escaped murder charges but may spend up to twenty years in prison for manslaughter. Killen was first arrested 41 years ago but was released because of too little evidence. Police found new information recently and the trial reopened. The former Ku Klux Klan leader sank his head as the verdict was read. Killen organized the gang that beat and shot to death Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, white New Yorkers, and James Chaney, a black man from Mississippi. 1. Strangers. This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Strangers directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, and the theme of racism.


Students predict a story, watch a short film, speak about racism and write a narrative. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate(B2.11) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Predicting a story, watching short film, speaking and writing a narrative Topic: Racism Language: Adjectives to describe character and appearance, and narrative tenses. Where Im From poem assignment.pdf. No nose picking, peeing in pools: Chinese tourists given travel guidelines.

Chinese tourists should not pick their noses in public, pee in pools or steal plane life jackets, China's image-conscious authorities have warned in a handbook in their latest effort to counter unruly behaviour.

No nose picking, peeing in pools: Chinese tourists given travel guidelines

The National Tourism Administration publicised its 64-page Guidebook for Civilised Tourism - with illustrations to accompany its list of dos and don'ts - on its website ahead of a "Golden Week" public holiday that started on October 1. As Chinese tourists increasingly travel abroad, they have developed a stereotype of "uncivilised behaviour", which Vice Premier Wang Yang said in May had "damaged the image of the Chinese people".

Several countries, including debt-laden European nations, have eased visa restrictions to attract increasingly affluent Chinese tourists, but reports have also emerged of complaints about etiquette. Sociology - Cultural differences. Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning. Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010.

Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images Chinese schoolchildren during lessons at a classroom in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, in 2010. STR/AFP/Getty Images In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class.

"The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper," Stigler explains, "and one kid was just totally having trouble with it. Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) Bennett scale. The Bennett scale, also called the DMIS (for Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity), was developed by Dr.

Bennett scale

Milton Bennett. The framework describes the different ways in which people can react to cultural differences. Organized into six “stages” of increasing sensitivity to difference, the DMIS identifies the underlying cognitive orientations individuals use to understand cultural difference. Each position along the continuum represents increasingly complex perceptual organizations of cultural difference, which in turn allow increasingly sophisticated experiences of other cultures. Intercultural communication.

Intercultural communication is a form of communication that aims to share information across different cultures and social groups.

Intercultural communication

It is used to describe the wide range of communication processes and problems that naturally appear within an organization made up of individuals from different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. Intercultural communication is sometimes used synonymously with cross-cultural communication. In this sense it seeks to understand how people from different countries and cultures act, communicate and perceive the world around them.

Cross Cultural Business Communication[edit]