I am a Professor at Yorkville University, and I am also the Course Lead for Cross-cultural Communication. I currently live and work in New Westminster, BC, where Yorkville University’s British Columbia Campus is located. I have been working as a post-secondary instructor, academic researcher, and teacher trainer for over two decades at institutions in several countries. Previously, I had taught undergraduate courses to students from across the world at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. For my graduate education, I attended the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Monterey, CA, USA and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC. And, I also held a visiting fellowship at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.
The importance of acquiring cross-cultural communication skills can hardly be overemphasized as we live in a fast-globalizing world! So, this course offers you a great opportunity to learn about the fundamental concepts, examples from around the globe, and practical strategies related to cross-cultural communication. You will learn how to express yourself with clarity and how to understand others who come from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The course offers you many opportunities to practice communicating with culturally diverse individuals, both inside and outside the classroom.