When you communicate in English, if English is not your first language, do you think your native culture and language has an impact? I don’t mean your level of English – assume you have an excellent level for these purposes. Will you communicate differently n English compared to another person from a different culture?
The experiences you have had in life, the way you are used to dealing with levels of formality, your sense of humour, the way you were schooled, the food you grew up eating, the weather you are familiar with…these all have an influence on you, don’t they?
Click on the image below to read an article by Karen Lord and answer these questions:
What do American publishers do differently to British ones?
Why does she say stereotypes are dangerous?
What do you understand by the term ‘culture’ and are you different when using English?