Regarding the first question, There is the definition of Intercultural competence as blow.Jason M. Ham wrote:Please answer the following questions (in a new topic) for your third ODB assignment. Remember to reply to two other posts as well (as usual). This should be completed by next class (4/8).1. Do a quick online search for the definition of intercultural competence (or check your notes). What is intercultural competence?
2. What is necessary for a person to become interculturally competent? Do you possess any of these characteristics?
Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate with people from different culture effectively.
Plus, The most need to be interculturally competent is acceptance. I think that is also related to understanding the differences.
Becasue it should help people adapt in any nation by acceptance and understanding there culture.
Once I was in Canada, I remeber one experience about wating way. Especially for restroom case, In korea, we are lined-up each door. but In Canada is different. At that time i did not know that . so I was linned- up as I had been in usual. Fortanetly my friend tole me how to line-up in Canada.
As soon as I heared that I accepted it to adapt there. If I did not accept it, I would be a stranger and kind of rude.
As I experienced, I am very flexiable to accept other culture's differences.