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South East Asia covers many cultures and many languages. This includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others. While each are unique, they also share common threads. Speakers of South East Asian languages often share common pronunciation errors when speaking English. Speakers of South East Asian languages: 1. Don’t have aspirated consonants (pronounced with… Read More
L Correctly pronouncing /l/ is very difficult for many non-native speakers. /l/ is commonly confused with/r/ or /w/. If you don’t have /l/ in your language, you will have to retrain your muscle memory. You must focus on proper placement for your tongue, lips, jaw and air flow. Making /l/ /l/ is made differently depending… Read More
The interdependence of competency levels in each area defines the quality of the communication. Cross-cultural communication in healthcare has 3 vital components: language fluency, culture, and health literacy. The culturally competent provider can assess a patient’s level in each of the 3 areas and adjust communication accordingly, to increase the chance of successful healthcare delivery… Read More