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Intercultural Communication Videos

Challenges for Intercultural Communication

Constructions of Culture

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality are explained in the following video.


Cross-Cultural Communication

Cross-Cultural Differences


Elaine's boss does not want to shake hands with the Japanese business men because he just sneezed and coughed. However, he does not consider his language choice when explaining why.


How Cultural Differences Affect Business

Cultural Bias

Cultural Diversity

Cultural Identity

Cultural Variations in the Structure of Conversations

Culture Defined

Culture is Learned

Ross wants his son to learn about part of their Jewish heritage and Hanukkah traditions.

Culture Shock


GLOBE Cultural Taxonomy

High and Low Context Cultures


You can see the difference between high and low context cultures by how each child writes the instructions for this simple task.

Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

Individualism vs. Collectivism

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Contact


Verbal Codes are Learned

We can see this illustrated in the following clip when Rachel accidentally teaches Ben profanity.


In the following clip, Sheldon does not understand the pragmatic rule implied in Raj's question.

How Language Shapes the Way We Think

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Does Time Work Differently In Different Languages?

The Most Important Language You Will Ever Learn

Monochronic vs. Polychronic

Nonverbal Communication

Power Distance

Social Relations Orientations

World Orientations

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