Crossword puzzle: Intercultural communication issues

Word puzzle: Global Evangelism

Chapter 8, Discovering Missions by Gailey and Culbertson

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1 In linguistics, a native speaker of a language who helps someone trying to learn it
5 One of the linguists who raised the question as to whether it is language that shapes culture or culture that shapes language
7 The most basic of language acquisition techniques
8 Early missionary to Native Americans who used Bible translation as a key element of his mission strategy
9 One of the things that varies greatly from one language to another
11 The means by which as much as 55 percent of face-to-face communication is done
2 The first thing often done when the wrong order of language learning is followed
3 The way meanings have been assigned to words and phrases
4 The man whose encounter in Central America with a Kaqchikel Indian precipitated the founding of Wycliffe Bible Translators
6 The missiologist who has done a lot of research on the subject of redemptive analogies
10  When people in a given culture see the gospel this way vis-a-vis their culture, a very formidable obstacle to gospel communication exists

"This crossword puzzle definitely helped me, especially when it came to understanding all of the various language terms that were discussed in chapter 8." -- Kayte S., Nazarene Bible College student

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    -- Howard Culbertson,

Based on material in Discovering Missions by Charles Gailey and Howard Culbertson, published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City (now known as The Foundry)


Intercultural communication can present a variety of challenges due to cultural differences, including:

An awareness of these issues as well as making sure you "acitively listen" to people put on the road to becoming an effective communiccator across cultural boundaries. Continually remind yourself to be open-minded, respectful, and curious about other cultures. Do not heistate to seek clarification whenver you haven't understandd well or sense that you were not understood clearly.

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