To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Search the news for a piece that would be a good example for this assignment.
  • Review the article on tips for cross cultural communication as well as the concepts on using words well and the articles on “people first” language. 

https://www.internationalrelationsedu.org/5-ways-to-avoid-mistakes-in-cross-cultural-communication/

https://open.lib.umn.edu/communication/chapter/3-3-using-words-well/

3.4 Language, Society, and Culture

https://www.thearc.org/who-we-are/media-center/people-first-language

Why Person-First Language Doesn’t Always Put the Person First

Submit a 2 to 3-page paper in which you:

  • Give a brief summary of a current news story in which you found an example of someone who clearly made a cultural mistake when interacting with someone else.
  • Acting as a communication consultant, describe how you would advise the person on how to correct their error. 

(yahoo.com, aol.com, CNN.com, Fox.com, MSNBC.com or any local newspapers only are great places to start)