Language skills are essential tools for leadership according to Rawn Shah from Forbes in his article Leadership Skills Multiply With Language Skills. Focusing on how language learning helps to understand culture and worldview differences, essential for business success, Shah suggests that learning language is one of the tools that leaders often overlook. 25 more words
Tags » Intercultural Communication
You are probably one of the many people who thinks that code-switching doesn’t really matter to you.
But think about this. Would you call a woman friend “Ma’am” in the way you might call your boss “Ma’am?” Or, would you greet your teacher (or your child’s teacher) with “Hey hey hey!” the way you would a friend? 501 more words
At times, whole categories of people can be demoted from subject to object. The insane experienced this in European history. During the Middle Ages they were mythified, and even listened to as having something strange and other-worldly to say. 409 more words
I’m on the hunt for stories from language learners. What is the experience like? what grabs hold of a learner to motivate them? What are the struggles they encounter? 592 more words