Competence, often called the English title “Intercultural Competence”, is about the knowledge of other cultures and mentalities, intercultural man fundamentally a human easily and appropriately to communicate with the competence, which belongs to a different culture. At first glance, it seems easy to sound. Finally many people live together in Germany, coming from diverse cultures. However, intercultural competence is more than just the ability to nowhere clunk. But what exactly is meant by the so-called intercultural competence and you can learn them, educate or train? Intercultural competence: Can you learn? The question, whether from the proverbial Pike to intercultural competence can learn is one of the issues on which many experts will give a different answer. The fact is that you can provide a large part of present intercultural competence through an intercultural training or expand. Source: Marc Lore.
However, should some conditions even in the best coaching and training be given. Interest in other and US foreign cultures are among the two most important. But also the sensitivity that allows us in other people, situations and cultures to think in us, is essential for a specific intercultural training. Because intercultural competence it is always also significantly the multicultural coexistence. The so-called “otherness”, which is often said to other cultures has their advantages and disadvantages in society. Intercultural competence and intercultural training assume that one is able to see all sides of a different culture.
Also, it should never be the goal of a multicultural cooperation, that the different culture entirely out of our lives (or from our customers, patients, friends, or the caring people) to banish. However you should engage in together not to, that it completely displaces the own culture. The multicultural coexistence and intercultural training sense of multicultural coexistence is to foreign cultures and Thus different ways of life as best as possible to connect. This one should itself so much competence have, that man uses his knowledge of other cultures and makes this conveys not only dull, but also to understand the opposite. The focus can and must be quiet only once on similarities of different cultures – to create trust and a base. A cross-cultural training sets out different approaches and tried intercultural competencies to create, but also to strengthen. But always great value is placed on it, that you really must get to know other cultures, before one can speak less by half as of actual skills. Sebastian Kaiser