ERIC Number: ED341279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Pitfalls of Cross-Cultural Communication Training: The Art of the Appropriate.
Issues emanating from a workshop, "Broadening the Mind or Reduced Personality: Skills for Increasing Cross-Cultural Awareness," held at the 1990 Jyvaskyla Seminar on Cross-Cultural Communication are discussed. The issues relate to problems that arise when Finnish educators attempt to incorporate training in cross-cultural communication into foreign language teaching curricula. Areas discussed include sociocultural factors, national stereotypes and interpretation of others through such stereotype, the Finnish national stereotype, teaching rules of politeness, questions about whose norms to follow, the role of language as power, confidence, and cross-cultural communication training in general. It is concluded that as Finland undergoes a rapid program of internationalization, Finnish foreign language professionals must be able to negotiate power roles on cross-cultural encounters. Contains 16 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Communication and Discourse across Cultures and Languages. AFinLa Yearbook 1991; see FL 020 041.