Cross-Cultural

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Cultural Awareness Training

It’s time to synergize your language learning with cultural awareness!

Culture and language are undeniably intertwined. Language is the verbal expression of culture. Culture is the idea, custom and beliefs of a community. Understanding the nature of the relationship between language and culture is the key to learning another language. The difficulty of language learning lies not in the language itself, but in the culture of which the language is used. Without cultural awareness, one can never expect to be an effective language learner.

The EC cultural workshops will introduce you to the practical skills and cultural empathy, and help you develop an understanding of appropriate business and social behavior when communicating with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Cross-Cultural Skills Topics:

ID Workshop Topic Main Contents
 SN13  Communicating Across Cultures

 .Developing intercultural skills / Communicating effectively
 .Becoming a better listener / Presenting across cultures
 .Negotiating across cultures
 .Managing diversity and creativity
 .Understanding different taboos, customs and sensitive issues

 SN14  China Business Culture for Expats

 .An introduction to China / An etiquette primer
 .Chinese banquets, weddings, & holidays
 .Mianzi (Face), gift giving & guanxi
 .Business meetings & negotiation

 SN15  Hong Kong Business Culture for Expats

 .Introduction to Hong Kong
 .The philosophy of inter-personal relationships
 .Business etiquette in Hong Kong
 .
Hong Kong Chinese table manners
 .Public holidays in Hong Kong, traditions, activities and the stories

 SN16   China Business Culture for HK Chinese

 .An introduction to China / An etiquette primer
 .Chinese banquets, weddings, & holidays
 .Gift giving & guanxi / Mianzi – Face
 .Business meetings & negotiation
 .Relationships & being a manager in China

 SN17 

 Hong Kong Business Culture
 for Mainlanders

 .Introduction to Hong Kong
 .The philosophy of inter-personal relationship
 .Business etiquette in Hong Kong
 .
Hong Kong Chinese table manners
 .Public holidays in Hong Kong, traditions, activities and the stories

 SN18 

 Influence of “One Belt, One Road”
 Construction on Hong Kong’s Economic 
 Outlook

 .The concept of “One Belt, One Road”
 .“One Belt, One Road” development focuses
 .Developing a new national cooperation system (West-Central-East)
 .Building a new cross-strait and cross-border cooperation system
 .Hong Kong’s advantages and opportunities

 SN19  Culture of Mainland China

 

 .History of Chinese culture
 .Confucius and the Culture Revolution
 .Prolonged influence of the Culture Revolution
 .Chinese social etiquette and customs
 .Chinese business & workplace culture
 .Chinese sense of family
 .Chinese consumption behavior
 .Chinese values

 SN20   Political and Business Landscape of China

 

 .PRC administrative divisions
 .Top authorities and the Central Government
 .Government relationships
 .Government responsibilities and roles in business

 SN21  Social Insurance System in China

 

 .Category of social insurance system in China
 .Medical insurance
 .Endowment insurance
 .Employment injury insurance
 .Unemployment insurance
 .Maternity insurance

 SN22   China's 30-Year Economic Reforms

 

 .Reformed openness in China
 .The reform of state-owned enterprises and its influence
 .Mess in the development of the economy
 .Market reality
 .China economic outlook