Does culture really matter in intercultural communication?

This article is a result of Valentina’s nomination by SIETAR UK who was one of the supporters of the 22nd Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics. SIETAR UK nominated two presentations from the Intercultural Communication track which are of most relevance to the UK practitioner community. The presenters were invited …

Intercultural Career Boost

By Gabriela Weglowska Although intercultural careers are still quite rare, the field is rapidly expanding. As businesses are going global and teams are becoming more culturally diverse, there are two types of people that are currently in high demand: those with intercultural skills to work effectively across cultures, and those …

Me, myself and my future self: How a stronger connection with one’s future self may enhance the efficiency of intercultural competence training

By Dr Katharina Lefringhausen Past research on intercultural training focuses on its appropriate content, duration, medium, teaching methods or trainers and trainees’ personality traits that enable changes in cultural awareness, attitudes and behaviors (Barker, 2016; Littrell & Salas, 2005). Fowler and Blohm’s (2004) handbook of intercultural training, for example, is …

SPLINTERED SOCIETY: Do interculturalists have a role to play?

By Ciaran O’Brien It would be a fallacy to deny that the EU Referendum has created rifts across the United Kingdom. Whilst there was and continues to be a strong appetite in certain parts of the media and political spectrum to perpetrate and exaggerate these divisions, it is true that …