Variety is the Spice of Life
The world is becoming a smaller place by the minute. The Internet, fast airplanes, high-tech, low-cost international communication and a global economy make it possible for people to move from their home country to other places, where they expect to be safe, financially stable and happy.
However, growing up within a culture molds that culture into our character, our beliefs and our attitude. Much of what we know only makes sense within the context of our own language and our own environment. Therefore, moving from one culture to another is harder than most people expect it to be, and this includes both the migrants and the people in their new country.
The presentations in this area give participants a good understanding of issues related to migration and provides some excellent (and quite simple) ways to overcome them.
2-hour presentation on the fundamentals of primary and secondary language acquisition, multilingualism and leveraging multiple languages for academic and social success. This presentation explores the close relationship between language and cultural integration
1/2-day workshop focusing on communications issues created by migration. This workshop raises the cultural awareness to the context of many customs and expressions and opens participants’ minds to the cultural diversity of communication styles
Full-day cultural awareness seminar covering aspects of migration that effect integration, including language, family structure and employment. This seminar explores some challenges of cultural diversity and presents bridging solutions. The seminar takes participants on a journey of cultural discovery and acceptance