Cross-Cultural Communication: A Professional Development Learning Center

Assessment: What Did You Learn?

What have you learned? Have you tried the seven exercises described in this Learning Center? Have you practiced some of the skills they suggest?

To assess your growth in the field of cross-cultural communication, do the following:

  1. Describe your own cultural background and its effects on your personal communication style.
  2. Describe a time when a communication break-down was caused by cultural differences.
  3. Describe what you did to repair the situation. What might you do differently in the future?
  4. Did you explore scholarly and popular literature about cross-cultural communication by referring to various links in this Learning Center and checking out the References page?
  5. Did you try any of the exercises in this Learning Center with your students? Did you discuss with them how to recognize their own cultural communication styles?
  6. Did you design an exercise of your own that you can share? If so, please type it into the Comments box at the bottom of this page.
  7. Can you illustrate communication styles with examples from a variety of cultures?