The use of silence across cultures

Do you fill the silence in conversations? Do you feel the urge to respond while the other person is still speaking? Communication varies across languages and cultures, and multilinguals can adjust to different patterns, paces and turn takings. Can you?

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How to adjust your international language

When I saw this interview with Roger Federer the other day, I couldn’t resist but share it in my facebook group Multilingual Families. It is a perfect example for why, when we use our language in international settings, we shouldn’t assume that sayings, metaphors (and abbreviations!) are universal.   https://twitter.com/thefield_in/status/1409944054020722693?s=20   In this particular example, […]

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