Beyond the language gap: intercultural communication

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Explore the challenges and rewards of communicating with people from other cultures as you follow the Hairy Bikers and the programme producers across Europe.

By: Dr. María Fernández-Toro (Department of Languages)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Monday 23rd April 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Languages
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The Hairy Bikers communicating with an Austrian named Fritz Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC Communicating with people from different cultures and languages is full of rewards, but also full of challenges. This type of communication involves a series of specific patterns, strategies and unwritten rules which are at the core of a growing study area commonly known as intercultural communication.

Using examples from the BBC Bakeation series and interviews with the production team, we explore different aspects of intercultural communication as the Hairy Bikers address a variety of linguistic challenges throughout the series.


With additional academic support from Elodie Vialleton.

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