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Speechless between two cultures….

……That’s what I experience when writing this blog. Of course I know what and how to do, when trying to figure out some western point of view or some eastern point of view. Of course I can put it into words and if you understand English you ought to understand what I mean.

But it’s not that easy. I think you know what I mean: Trying to put some experience or opinion into German words, translate it to English can of course lead to some different interpretation or misunderstanding. Trying to make someone from the eastern side of the hemisphere, who speaks and understands English, understand, makes it even more difficult. Because English is not my mother tongue and English is not his or her mother tongue.

So there are five obvious fields of transmission………………….

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To meet the strange in yourself

If one understands training as: organized activity aimed at imparting information and / or instructions to improve the recipient´s performance or to help him or her to attain level of knowledge or skill, training just is a necessary step on the way to improve.

Intercultural training as preparing yourself for meeting people from another culture means most of all especially in the beginning nonverbal communication. As you cannot speak the language or understand what is meant between the lines you are just open with all your senses: Your eyes look and try to figure out what it´s all about. Often you see but don´t understand. Your ears listen to some kind of strange sound which you probably have never heard before. Your nose smells extraordinary strange, ……………………………

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