Monthly Archives: March 2011

5 problem areas in English pronunciation

Why do I have an accent? Non-native English speakers often use the pronunciation and communication style of their native language when speaking in English, resulting in accented speech.  Below are 5 common problem areas that can interfere with intelligibility when … Continue reading

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Stages of Cross Cultural Awareness

Cultural awareness is a way of thinking about and viewing the world. It means understanding, respecting and successfully interacting with those whose world views, values, behaviors, communication styles, customs and practices are different than one’s own. Cultural Awareness occurs in … Continue reading

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