How learning a new language can benefit business professionals

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2013) How learning a new language can benefit business professionals. The European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 5 (2). pp. 78-93.

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Abstract

Problem Statement:
There are both challenges and benefits in acquiring and utilising even some basic conversational skills in another language.
Research Questions:
How and why one should acquire the necessary skills in learning some conversational skills in a new language?
Purpose of Study:
To establish how a new language can provide new dimensions and outlook on life and allow one to tap into different parts of the brain. It can help an individual to understand others and oneself better; and expand the boundaries of their actual and virtual worlds.
Research Methods:
Real cases are utilised to establish connections between language and culture. Innovative methods of learning a new language using the latest and emerging technologies such as those associated with speech recognitions are utilised in the methods.
Findings:
Language and culture influence each other. Some basic knowledge of language and culture will place a Business Professional in an advantageous position. A number of multimedia language learning environments, which encourage creativity and right brain functions are identified and recommended.
Conclusions:
Using even the very basics of a newly acquired language can establish a closer connection with the native speaker of that language. This initiative can send positive signals of acceptance, trust and interest to the native speakers. A Business professional can certainly benefit from establishment of such a positive relationship.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open access journal. Paper originally presented at the 4th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY 2013).
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 02:22
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 06:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: language skills; innovative
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24199

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