Language and Culture in International Business

Nowadays, many people communicate well in English, yet having a command of another language, or several languages, broadens your scope. In both the Hospitality Management and International Business sectors people who are bilingual are not only at a great advantage when interacting with people from different regions but also tend to be the first choice for most recruiters as they will add value to the team. With Globalization and firms continuously spreading across the globe and overseeing multiple branches, it is becoming a necessity to have a workforce filled with people who speak a range of different tongues. It provides you with an extra advantage in your professional career since you are able to communicate in your business partner’s language. In this module, Universitas Triatma Mulya Stenden University in Bali offers students the possibility to practice behaviour and skills that will help them to interact appropriately with (future) guests, business partners and colleagues. The workshop sessions have participatory and interactive language activities. An online language-learning environment is part of the module as well. Thus, students can also practice and apply your language skills outside the classroom. The more one practices, the more successful one will become.

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Studying in Bali, which is a multicultural environment filled with people from various background, having the ability to speak multiple languages can come in handy. Which is why at Universitas Triatma Mulya Stenden we have deemed it useful to equip our students with a second language that they can speak at least at a basic level. Bali is not only famous for its picturesque landscapes but also for its richness in culture. The Balinese culture is one of a kind that certainly leaves a footprint of many who have been fortunate enough to witness it. Studying a language gives the students the ability to connect and gain a better understanding of the culture and its people. Although the students are exposed to the Balinese language and culture on a daily basis, in this module the students will be focusing on Mandarin as a second language. With it being one of the five major dialects of Chinese, Mandarin is also the most spoken language in the world, it is increasingly becoming popular and is currently studied by many people as a second or third language across the globe.  Universitas Triatma Mulya Stenden has chosen Mandarin as the second language for students for reasons listed above and several others. The module itself will comprise of but will not be limited to the following units:

Unit 1: Oral skills and culture in International Business:-

  • Converse effectively in simple everyday situations and daily routine topics in Dutch/Mandarin/Russian/French/German/Spanish;
  • Hold a presentation on a culture related aspect of the Dutch/Mandarin/Russian/French/German/Spanish speaking countries including interaction with the audience;
  • Demonstrate his/her cultural awareness concerning culture related topics.

Unit 2: Written skills and culture in International Business:- 

  • Interpret and write accurately basic Dutch/Mandarin/Russian/French/German/Spanish texts on general and personal subjects;
  • Demonstrate his/her cultural awareness concerning culture related topics.

During this module, students will develop written assignments and role play and oral presentations as a way to showcase their knowledge. This module also comprises of Lectures, Workshops and (PBL) Problem based Learning system which is used in the global network of Stenden. These have been designed to support the construction of research and written assignments in which all the various components of the module are featured on a multi-and-interdisciplinary basis. Universitas Triatma Mulya Stenden has a number of exciting field trips to several successful businesses in the based in Bali; guest lectures with experience in this field particularly, real-life case studies and so much more. Follow our social media pages and keep yourself up to date with our students’ exciting journeys.

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