The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times

Written By Jan Wenzel
The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times
  • Publsiher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 14 March 2019
  • ISBN : 3668898553
  • Pages : 21 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times written by Jan Wenzel which was release on 14 March 2019, this book published by GRIN Verlag. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 2.0, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The present work analyzes the importance of intercultural competence in modern times with a special focus on Germany. In my term paper I want to give a definition of what is intercultural competence and culture and show the constituent elements of intercultural competence. In the further course I want to examine Hofstede's six dimensions of intercultural competence on the example of Germany and show, why this model can partly explain the success of the German economy. Finally, I want to go into the criticism of Hofstede's dimensions and the problem that there is no global understanding of intercultural competence. In the end I consider the results of my term paper. All over the world, even in Europe, there is an increasing awareness of the potential for conflicts and opportunities. They are perceptible in many different parts of life, for example in the society, in professional business or in private life. The process of pluralization which has its origin in the internationalization is a continuous increasing process of the 21st century. Because of that the religious, ethnic and cultural heterogeneity of the society will rise and the cohabitation of people from all over the world will increase too. In this context, the ability to deal constructively on an interpersonal level with cultural diversity and many attitudes, such as norms, values and ways of life, is getting more important every day. It ́s necessary to mention that the ability to interact with different cultures cannot avoid conflicts between groups and individuals entirely, but, when they are inevitable, this social ability allows individuals to deal better with conflicts. The results of Hofstede's study about culture can help leaders to understand their own cultural alignment and preferences. There are differences in every society about what they want from each other or their leaders and these findings can help to improve the style of every individual to be more effective in different cultural situations. In general, information about the culture or leadership of other nations or people can be used to improve global team effectiveness and a stress-free working atmosphere.

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Modern Times
  • Author : Jan Wenzel
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Total pages : 21
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 2.0, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The present work analyzes the importance of intercultural competence in modern times with a special focus on Germany. In my term paper I want to give a definition ...

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence
  • Author : Darla K. Deardorff
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009-08-31
  • Total pages : 542
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Bringing together leading experts and scholars from around the world, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research on intercultural competence. It will be a useful and invaluable resource to administrators, faculty, researchers, and students....

Intercultural Competence in Education

Intercultural Competence in Education
  • Author : Fred Dervin,Zehavit Gross
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Total pages : 261
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : This book explores the concept of intercultural competence, focusing specifically on education. Intercultural competence can vary depending on the field of research or the context of application and has therefore developed over recent decades. As the world becomes increasingly global intercultural competence has become even more important but it is ...

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence

Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Author : Michael Byram
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total pages : 124
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Foreign and second language teaching should prepare learners to use a language with fluency and accuracy, and also to speak with people who have different cultural identities, social values and behaviours. This text aims to define precisely what competencies are required, how these can be included in teachers' objectives and ...

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice

Developing Intercultural Competence in Practice
  • Author : Michael Byram,Adam Nichols,David Stevens
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Total pages : 283
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Summary : It is now widely recognised that learning a language should not just involve linguistic competence but also intercultural competence. It is also clear that intercultural competence can be developed through related subjects such as geography, history, mother tongue teaching. This book takes this as a given and provides practical help ...

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning
  • Author : Paula Garrett-Rucks
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Total pages : 179
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : There is pressure on world language educators to prepare learners with 21st century skills to meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected globalized world. The need for change was summarized in the 2007 report of the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages that suggested the implementation of curricular reform by ...

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations

Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations
  • Author : Wolf Rainer Leenen
  • Publisher : Waxmann Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-12-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Download or read online Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations written by Wolf Rainer Leenen, published by Waxmann Verlag which was released on . Get Enhancing intercultural competence in police organizations Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Intercultural Horizons

Intercultural Horizons
  • Author : Eliza J. Nash,Nevin C. Brown,Lavinia Bracci
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : This volume features a collection of papers from the first annual Intercultural Horizons conference held in May 2011 in Siena, Italy. The 2011 conference was entitled “Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development” and featured speakers and participants from over 15 countries, including leaders in the field such as Janet Bennett of the Intercultural ...

Intercultural Competence in Organizations

Intercultural Competence in Organizations
  • Author : Alex Matveev
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : This book addresses one of the most critical issues facing global business leaders and the multicultural workforce – how to work and relate effectively in the intercultural contexts. The author presents business professionals, practitioners and academics with the Collaborative Intercultural Competence Model. Based on solid theoretical assumptions and real intercultural experiences, ...

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence
  • Author : Janet M. Bennett
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-03-23
  • Total pages : 1024
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: "There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other." The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in the Social Science Citation Index—and ...

Intercultural Competence for Translators

Intercultural Competence for Translators
  • Author : Daniel Tomozeiu,Kaisa Koskinen,Adele D'Arcangelo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Total pages : 116
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : By definition, translators are intercultural mediators. This book explores some of the most important current approaches in defining intercultural competence for translators. At the same time, it provides real-life examples of different approaches in operationalizing intercultural competence and teaching it in a translator-training context. Written for a global audience, the ...

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Higher Education and its Impact on Professional Life

The Importance of Intercultural Competence in Higher Education and its Impact on Professional Life
  • Author : Juliane Couto
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Total pages : 115
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,7, Cologne Business School Köln, language: English, abstract: On the basis of a growing international interconnection that has led to an increasing number of culturally diverse teams, study and working environments, as well as ...

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
  • Author : Michael A. Moodian
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-10-29
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural ...

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education
  • Author : Darla K. Deardorff,Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world. Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters ...

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence

Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
  • Author : Michael A. Moodian
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008-10-29
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 3668898553
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Summary : Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural ...