Cross-Cultural Communicative Competence means acquiring appropriate knowledge about other cultures and necessary skills to successfully interact with people from those cultures. In any cross-cultural Interaction between an Indian and a German there will always be some misunderstandings and cultural shocks due to differences in attitudes, in cultural assumptions, in the ways of structuring messages and expressing one’s thoughts. In this talk we will identify and discuss some of the cultural differences between India and Germany and explain how one can equip oneself with appropriate cross-cultural tools to become a meaningful and successful partner in Indo-German Cross-Cultural encounters.
About Prof. Dr. Vridhagiri Ganeshan
As a teacher, Prof. Dr. V. Ganeshan truly believes in making a difference in the life of a student, who is willing to learn from him and believes whole-heartedly that learning is mutual. Prof. Dr. Vridhagiri Ganeshan is an Emeritus Professor of German and has served as the Vice-Chancellor at at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL) now known as English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).