ASSESSMENT NUMBER: 2
ASSIGNMENT TYPE: ESSAY
WORD COUNT: 1500 WORDS
ASSESSMENT DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Select a culture other than your own, to conduct research on.
Reflect on information discussed in ‘Communicating Across Cultures’ topic, the work of Hofstede and the general communication theory discussed in class.
Write an essay making the argument that people from different cultures have different ways of communicating, using examples from your selected culture to illustrate your argument. Your essay will include discussion of:
1. A minimum of two (2) communication barriers you think you would encounter when communicating with guests from your selected culture; and
2. At least two (2) dos AND two (2) don’ts when professionally communicating with guests from your selected culture, especially regarding:
a. listening and responding AND
b. online communication.
• Your essay must be written: as an academic essay, in the third-person and contain an Introduction, Body (answering the questions above), a Conclusion and Reference list.
• You must reference at least 3 academic resources to support your discussion, including your prescribed text and appropriate journal articles.
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