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INTERCULTURAL

COMMUNICATION
THEME: ESCAPING THE
BOUNDARIES, EMBRACING
DIVERSITY
BORJA, LUCILLE MAE P., Prof. Ed.
Presenter
OPENING PRAYER
Dear Lord and Father of all,

Thank you for today.

Thank you for ways in which you provide for us all. For Your
protection and love we thank you.

Help us to focus our hearts and minds now on what we are
about to learn.
Inspire us by Your Holy Spirit as we share and listen.
Guide us by your eternal light as we discover more about the
world around us.

We ask all this in the name of Jesus.

Amen.
TAKE THE TREASURE
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. ANALYZE how culture and language relates
with each other.
2. DISCUSS the importance of effective
communication in education
3. PRESENT a concept map showing the
strategies for working with linguistically
and culturally diverse students.
A MANS LANGUAGE

A mans language is a
reflection of the kind of person he
is, the level of education he has
attained, and an index to the
behavior that may be expected
from him.
COMMUNICATIONS & LANGUAGE
COMMUNICATION TYPES

VERBAL
Refers to the use of language
NONVERBAL
Refer to the use of gestures, facial
expressions, and other body
movements
VERBAL COMMUNICATION

WORDS are the
most powerful form of
expression

Imagine that one day you
cant speak or write. If you
do so, you will dieThen
what will you do to
communicate with others?
NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
1. Source/Sender/Speaker/Encoder
2. Message
3. Channel/Medium/Means
4. Receiver/Listener/Decoder
5. Feedback
6. Environment
6 COMPONENTS for EFFECTIVE
COMMUNICATION
BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION
1. SEMANTICS
the study of the meaning of linguistic
expressions.
the language can be a natural language
(e.g. English), or an artificial language
(e.g. computer programming codes)

BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION
2. FILTERING OF NEGATIVE
INFORMATION
3. LACK OF CREDIBILITY OF SENDER
4. MIXED SIGNALS
5. DIFFERENT FRAMES OF REFERENCE
6. VALUE JUDGMENTS
7. INFORMATION OVERLOAD
8. POOR COMMUNICATION SKILLS


PARALANGUAGE

SOUNDS that sometimes do not
have a written form.
example:
uh-huh = Yes or Im listening to
you
DRAMA-RAMA


A MANS LANGUAGE: REVISITED
4 AREAS IN STUDYING LANGUAGE

1. PHONOLOGY
system of sounds
4 AREAS IN STUDYING LANGUAGE

2. SEMANTICS
word meanings and combinations

(s) I cant untie that knot with one hand.
4 AREAS IN STUDYING LANGUAGE

3. GRAMMAR
structure of
language
through its
morphology
and syntax

4 AREAS IN STUDYING LANGUAGE
4. PRAGMATICS
concerned rules for the use of
appropriate language in particular
contexts.
(s1) May I have one of your crayons?
(s2) Gimme a crayon!

(s1) Sorry, Im still busy.
(s2) Talk to the hand.


I. LANGUAGE & CULTURE:
Connecting with the World

LINGUISTIC-RELATIVITY HYPOTHESIS

Language determines thought and
therefore culture. In reality,
language and culture influence
each other.

CULTURE

The attitudes, values, customs,
and behavior patterns that
characterize a social group.
THE SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITIES
FRAMEWORK
CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE

Learned
Shared by a
group of people
Cumulative
Dynamic
Ideational
Diverse


Changes
Gives us a range
of permissible
behavior patterns

COMPONENTS OF CULTURE



CULTURE
COMMUNICATION
COGNITIVE
BEHAVIORAL
MATERIAL
COMMUNICATION COMPONENT

LANGUAGE
what it means to be human

SYMBOLS
backbone of symbolic representation
(e.g. Piagets theory - children)
COGNITIVE COMPONENT
IDEAS
mental representations
KNOWLEDGE
storehouse of learning
BELIEFS
accepting a proposition
VALUES
culturally defined standards of righteousness
ACCOUNTS
why of behavior
BEHAVIORAL COMPONENT
NORMS
rules and expectations
A. MORES
customary behavior patterned from moral values
B. LAWS
constitute the most formal and important norms
C. FOLKWAYS
organized and repetitive behavior patterns of
society
D. RITUALS
ceremonies that follows a sequence of actions

MATERIAL COMPONENT


TOOLS, MEDICINES

BOOKS

TRANSPORTATION

TECHNOLOGIES
THE ORGANIZATION OF CULTURE


CULTURAL TRAIT
CULTURE COMPLEXES
CULTURE PATTERN
CULTURE TRANSMITTED


ENCULTURATION
ACCULTURATION
ASSIMILATION
CULTURE: IMPORTANCE &
FUNCTIONS


Helps the individual fulfill his potential as a human

Overcome physical disadvantages and allows survival

Provides rules of proper conduct

Provides the individual his concepts of family, nation,
and class
CULTURAL RELATIVISM


An approach to the question of the
nature and role of values in culture


GOOD & BAD
G O O D & B A D
LETS DO IT!!!

CONSTRUCT and PRESENT a concept
map showing different strategies on
how to work with linguistically and
culturally diverse students in a
classroom setting.