Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

Cultural Communication Differences Beyond Grammar

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, Jan 15, 2012 @ 11:29 AM

cultural communication differencesWhat are the major cultural communication differences between the US and your country? Many international professionals and university students focus entirely on their English skills and they forget about the ways in which culture influences their communication style. An advanced student of English in the business world or in academia will not be successful in the US without understanding his or her own cultural communication style and having some knowledge of the cultural norms, values, assumptions and communication styles in the United States. In today's post, we have an interview with Hye Jyu, a university student from Korea who is currently studying in the US. She shared some interesting points about how Koreans communicate differently from Americans. Keep reading to learn more and improve your cultural competence!

 

 

Watch the Video to Learn About:

 

  • Differences between the US and Korea in the use of hierarchy in language and forms of speaking
  • Use of nonverbal communication in the United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Practical Tips for your Life in the U.S.

 

 

 

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Topics: Intercultural Communication

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