Gestures and Eye Contact in Cross-cultural communication.

Objective: Gestures and Eye Contact in Cross-cultural communication

Date Conducted: 2nd Aug.

I have sent out below message to my students before the session.

Next Friday at 7pm we will continue watching the video on how to become a master of Small Talk. Students will present their scripts for the video first! 🙂

Our new topic, though, is Gestures and Eye Contact in cross-cultural communication. We will study it for some time just before meeting our speaker from Germany who is currently on a business trip in Shanghai. Having lived in many different countries, our guest will share his experience in cross-cultural communication, small talks, gestures and eye-contact in particular! Looking forward to welcome our guest and to practice English in multicultural environment! Dear students, please prepare a few good questions for the guest – something really catchy and fun. Improvise! 🙂 See you next Friday

Dont-make-eye-contact

 

How did it go:

The third INS Club went great and we all enjoyed the interactive conversation with our speaker Mori. Just an hour before Mori started sharing his cross-cultural experience (having lived in Iran, Germany, Russia, Malaysia and other countries), we watched videos about gestures and small talks,
bringing back to memory all previously learn vocabulary. Thank you guys for coming and special thanks to Mori for his time and effort to attend our class and give us a captivating speech! By the way, extra speacial super thanks to you, Mori, for the team-building game!!! The picture of seemingly useless items on the table actually conveys a lot of meaning, emotions and even hopes!

P.S. Soon all of those attended will get a dropbox file with the video of the class and an email with some hints.
Enjoy your day!!! 🙂

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Gestures & Eye contact2

 

Margarita Rara.

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A trip around China in 10 days! Part 1

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This post is for those of you who want to visit China, but don’t have more than 10 days to do it. As for those who want but cannot visit China at the moment, let’s take a trip together!

This sightseeing-trip with some useful tips on how to get around will help you build your vacation.

So there I was in the Beijing Capital International Airport waiting for my mother who was very excited about our trip around China. We had huge plans and very little time so we were prepared for sleepless nights and endless train trips. So let’s start our trip here!

The Plan was:

3 days in Beijing

1,5 days in Suzhou

2 days in Shanghai

3 days in Weifang

1 day in Beijing

 

Day 1.

Luckily, my mom arrived very early in the morning – at 7am. We took a taxi from the airport to our hotel which cost us 100 Yuan. In an hour we were in out “okey”-looking hotel… but just on the outside:

Trip1

We were glad to get a really good service in the hotel with unique designs of every floor, take a look at China floor:

Trip2

The fact that we would be travelling and sightseeing non-stop made me choose really nice place with a surprisingly affordable price. The names of the hotels where we stayed will be revealed in the comments only to those who’re interested 😉

To our surprise right across the road from our hotel we found the famous Red Theatre (红剧 场hóng jùchǎng)! It’s extremely convenient because the Kung Fu shows are in the evening and trust me you don’t want to travel back to your hotel by underground or taxi after a really good show 😉