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UX Design Across Different Cultures — Part 1 – Prototypr

UX Design Across Different Cultures — Part 1 – Prototypr | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
The Internet makes the world smaller. You can make money or gain users outside of your demographic with a digital product or service easier than a physical business. Global businesses such as Amazon…
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Linguistic confusion in politics: in Germany no means no, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4

Linguistic confusion in politics: in Germany no means no, Radio 4 in Four - BBC Radio 4 | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Damien McGuinness is in Berlin where the politicians are frustrated.
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What’s the deal with denial? A NZ Chinese woman on ‘Kiwi-ness’ and casual racism

What’s the deal with denial? A NZ Chinese woman on ‘Kiwi-ness’ and casual racism | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
The first step in tackling racism in New Zealand: stop telling people to 'get over it' and start actually acknowledging their experiences, says Ally McCrow-Young.

I’ve never felt more like a Kiwi until I moved almost 20,000 kilometres away from home, to Sweden.

When I arrived three years ago i
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11 French Travel Tips for Visiting America

11 French Travel Tips for Visiting America | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Advice the French give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.
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Eddie Izzard: There is no ‘British’ humour

Eddie Izzard: There is no ‘British’ humour | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Multilingual comedian Eddie Izzard on making people laugh in another language, human sacrifice, and why comedy will never be the same again
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He Dropped One Letter On His Resume. Suddenly, Everyone Wanted Him

He Dropped One Letter On His Resume. Suddenly, Everyone Wanted Him | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
His name is José Zamora, and he had a routine.

During his months-long job search, he says he logged onto his computer every morning and combed the internet for listings, applying to everything he felt qualified for. In the Buzzfeed video ab...
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UnderstandingPrejudice.org: Teacher's Corner - College Classroom Activities

Has thousands of links on racism, sexism, and other prejudices, with searchable databases and fascinating interactive exercises. Very well done!
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How to Peel an Orange the Russian Way! - YouTube

How to Peel an Orange the Russian Way! - YouTube | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
My Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CrazyRussianHacker Orange Candle - Zombie Survival Tips #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZSmji46q6w How to Peel ...
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Cultural practices shared over social media. There is a whole range of food items like this on YouTube, shared over Facebook. The way we use food is deeply ingrained in our culture and know we are told - and can see with our own eyes - that there are better, more effective ways of doing things.

 

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Grenzen überschreiten - Lehrer-Online

Grenzen überschreiten - Lehrer-Online | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
In Kooperation mit dem Projekt eTwinning und dem Deutschen Bildungsserver entstand dieses Dossier, das Unterrichtsmaterialien, Anregungen und Ideen für den grenzüberschreitenden Unterricht bietet.
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21 Jokes So Clever You Probably Won't Understand Them

21 Jokes So Clever You Probably Won't Understand Them | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Because jokes are always funnier when only YOU can understand them, right? Inspired by and culled from this thread .
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Good examples to show the relevance of cultural context.

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Stunning Portraits of Mixed-Race Families

Stunning Portraits of Mixed-Race Families | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Fascinated by the evolution of identity, the photographer Cyjo, who styles her name CYJO, has created a series of portraits that examine how race, ethnicity, and heritage contextualize a person as an individual, and how they coexist within the...
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A fashionable approach to multiculturalism
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What Is Your Subconscious Nationality?

What Is Your Subconscious Nationality? | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Ever Wondered What Nationality You Really Are? Take It Easy It's Just For Fun!
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The questions are quite obvious, still might come handy to expose people to features of other cultures.

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Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better

Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
This may be a bitter pill to swallow, but many expats live in Germany despite the people, not because of them. So how do we change this?
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Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost
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The first 3 questions I get asked: Where are you from? No, Where are you really from? Do you work in IT?

The first 3 questions I get asked: Where are you from? No, Where are you really from? Do you work in IT? | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
David Fong speaks about the causal racism he experiences and the questions he gets most of the time.
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26 signs you were born and raised in Germany

26 signs you were born and raised in Germany | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
At least one of your friends is still at university aged 33.
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Canada, The Only Place You’ll See Something Like This…

Canada, The Only Place You’ll See Something Like This… | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
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“Belief Holding” as an Intercultural Competence – Religious less motivated by compassion

“Belief Holding” as an Intercultural Competence – Religious less motivated by compassion | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Frequently and for many years I have cited Milton Rokeach’s The Open and Closed Mind when people ask me about intercultural competence. In this book he talks about the importance of holding...

Via Dianne Hofner Saphiere
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Typisch deutsch | DW.DE

Typisch deutsch | DW.DE | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
"Typisch deutsch – Leben in Deutschland" zeigt auf informative und unterhaltsame Weise, wie die Deutschen denken und fühlen. In jeder Ausgabe begrüßt Moderator Hajo Schumacher einen außergewöhnlichen Gast.
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If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say - YouTube

Not all white people, but #YesAllBlackPeople Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1lT8obG Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twit...
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How Different Cultures Understand Time

How Different Cultures Understand Time | Language and Intercultural Communication | Scoop.it
Time may seem universal, but different cultures interpret it very differently.
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