As part of our English Salon program at local universities, I gave a talk and had a discussion with students at Bei Hang University about Cross-Cultural Communication.
The students were great, and very willing to participate. The format of the talk was similar to the talk I gave at school on Saturday, but we had more time to get a little deeper.
Each session of the ten-class course I’m teaching over the May holiday will focus on a different area of culture (campus life, family life, the workplace, etc.), and each class will include the following basic parts:
- A review of the cultural background in the US and UK
- A review of the necessary vocabulary
- A discussion of differences between China and the US/UK
- A discussion of how to deal with some specific cultural situations