700 Reasons: Reason #76

Reason: 76
To varying degrees foreign language users exhibit the following: openness towards and interest in new experiences, other persons, ideas, peoples, societies and cultures; a willingness to relativise their own cultural viewpoint and cultural value system; a willingness and ability to distance themselves from conventional attitudes to cultural difference
Lonergan, J. (2000) ‘Graduateness, transferable skills and employability’ in King, A. (ed) Languages and the Transfer of Skills (London: CILT), pp. 137-143
Related Keywords:
Culture, Intercultural competence, Values