• Intercultural competence is not a matter of psychology.
  • First, second and third encounters are crucial for establishing a trustful relationship.
  • There is no such thing as general interculturality.
  • You never deal with cultures, always with individuals.
  • Effective communication without language is rarely possible.
  • Intercultural communication may aff­ect your personal and professional success. Mistakes may have serious consequences and aff­ect your career.
  • Mistakes in intercultural encounters are not usually grammar mistakes and may not even be language mistakes.
  • Nevertheless, how we use language to establish a trustful relationship in intercultural encounters is crucial and must be taken seriously in training.

Di Rudolf Camerer

Rudi Camerer comes from language testing and, today, directs a language and intercultural consultancy, elc-European Language Competence, Frankfurt/M. & Saarbrücken, Germany. He is the author of a number of publications on the teaching and testing of intercultural competence and, with Judith Mader, co-authored Intercultural Competence in Business English (Cornelsen 2012). Dirige ELC European Language Competence, una società di consulenza linguistica ed interculturale con sede a Francoforte e a Saarbruecken, in Germania. Ha un back ground di valutazione della competenza linguistica. E’ autore di diverse pubblicazioni sulll’insegnamento e la valutazione della competenza interculturale, e con Judith Mader ha scritto “Intercutural Competence in Business Engish” (Cornelsen 2012).