ERIC Number: EJ798386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Teaching in Kosovo: Communication Skills on the Test Bench
Pichler, Robert J.
Business Communication Quarterly, v70 n3 p336-340 2007
Kosovo is a region in the heart of the Balkans with a predominantly ethnic Albanian population. In the area of higher education, Kosovo has seen a proliferation of private universities that follow an American education model; even English as the language of instruction is commonplace (not least because of a high number of foreign instructors). These private universities also pay instructors according to Western European standards, in stark contrast to the low remuneration of professors at public universities, like the University of Pristina. In this article, the author shares his teaching experience at a private university in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, by highlighting the following problem areas of cross-cultural communication: (1) task conflict versus person conflict; (2) communication patterns; and (3) communication topics.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Conflict, Teaching Experience, Intercultural Communication, Communication Skills, German, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kosovo