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Confused About German Numbers? Try Expressing German Time!

Ok, so for most foreigners the way Germans express numbers is… tricky… to say the least. Even though we write from left to right, we express two-digit numbers from right to left, and if you’re new to the country you find yourself checking the cashier’s display to make sure you understood correctly. 340 more words


Similar flags

Dear All,
This post looks at some similar flags of the world. Some of the flags are less similar than others. At the same time it may be interesting to compare them and in this way to avoid confusion. 48 more words

Intercultural Communication

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Assistant Professor of Intercultural/International Communication
Coastal Carolina University

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Intercultural/International Communication. 402 more words

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How To Make Sense of Culture - Watch Out For These Cultural Dimensions

“No society is healthy or creative or strong unless that society has a set of common values that give meaning and purpose to group life (…) and that do not outrage men’s reason, and, at the same time, appeal to their emotions.” 786 more words


Japanese takeovers

For a while now Japanese companies have been extending their global reach by investing in and acquiring companies in Europe and elsewhere in the world. In Switzerland, the list of Japanese acquisitions for the past few years has been impressive. 360 more words


Smart Teacher

Today the foreign instructor from the United Kingdom who teaches oral English did an earthshaking thing…he said that pandas are from South Korea. The ancestors of all the Chinese people are South Koreans and stated categorically that their textbooks taught them that way. 72 more words


Nation Branding - The Case of Romania

Here’s an interesting account of why Romania’s image keeps failing and how the country’s culture is different from the West, in a paper I wrote for the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Berlin. 32 more words