The cross-cultural awareness and understanding course has three lessons and eleven topics.
The main areas that are covered in the course include:
1. Understanding all about culture
2. Examining the cross-cultural checklist
3. Understanding what others need to know about us
4. Learning what is wrong with stereotypes
5. Knowing values at work
6. Observing body language
7. Recognizing and managing culture shock
8. Being aware of the red flag
9. Communication cross-culturally
10. Using your radar and cross-cultural effectiveness
The Cross-Cultural Awareness and Understanding Course has 3 main lessons, with quizzes after every lesson.
Lesson 1 will analyze the culture and its importance.
Lesson 2 will discuss the cultural challenges we may face at work.
Lesson 3 will discuss effective communication across cultures. Students should go sequentially to maximize learning.
The course is all about how you can easily interact and communicate with people from different cultures.
Culture is a very crucial aspect in our daily activities. The contemporary society has diverse cultures which need be appreciated. To be able to survive in modern society, you need to understand different aspects that characterize different cultures.
There are some actions and behaviors which are right among people of a particular group, but they are wrong among people of another group. What is ethically and culturally right in among a specific group of people may be inappropriate elsewhere.
By the end of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Clearly communicate what culture is and its importance to us.
2. Plainly provide information on the cultural challenges that we may face at work.
3. Effectively communicate across cultures.
Culture is a very crucial thing which everybody should put into consideration when communicating across different cultures. What is right, one culture may be wrong in another culture? A symbol that portrays a particular aspect in one culture may represent a very different thing in another culture. At the end of the first lesson, the learner should be able to understand different cultures and their importance. The learner should also be able to understand the cross-cultural checklist, whereby they must know different symbols, rights, and wrongs in their own cultures and other cultures. The learner should also be able to understand what others need to know about them when communicating across different cultures. There are many aspects that we may reveal about ourselves when interacting with people from different cultures. The learner should be able to understand different stereotypes that are portrayed by people from different cultures. People from certain cultures have some prejudices about people from other cultures that make them have the wrong impression when interacting with them.
At the end of the second lesson of this course, the learner should be able to understand the values that are vital at work across different cultures. They should also be able to understand different body language symbols and their meanings across different cultures. The learner should be able to recognize and manage culture shock when interacting with people from different cultures. In the course of their lifetime, learners can have an opportunity to travel and interact with people from different cultures. The learner should also be able to understand the red flags that they may encounter when interacting with people from different cultures.
Lastly, the learner should be able to communicate across different cultures by merely using their RADAR; this will help them to understand the effectiveness of conversing across different cultures. Knowing how to use your RADAR when communicating across different cultures is a very vital thing.