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    Gender roles and their implications in intercultural communication process

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    This literature review, searches for better understanding the implications of gender roles differences when intercultural communication takes place in societies. This research suggests that the differences in male and female communication styles affect and have an influence when communicating with people from another cultures. The cultural barriers in societies are massive referring to differences and stereotypes are the main reason for this barriers to exist. This document seeks to define gender stereotypes and their impact in interculturality. In addition, this paper explains and makes a contrast in women and men communication in relation with human behavior. As main conclusion of this document it can be argued that gender roles and stereotypes affect intercultural communication processes and create a social impact that hinders the expression of ideas and thoughts between men and women.Introduction Problem statement Literature Review Definition of gender roles and stereotypes Definition of interculturality, and their implications in gender roles Differences in men´s and women´s communication styles Conclusions ReferencesPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Assertive communication of foreign English speaking about the colombianism and popular idioms of Bogota.

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    Bogotá is known for being the most cosmopolitan capital, so that daily attracts a significant number of people not only in Latin America but in other countries, attracted by different reasons as its cultural and historical wealth, they come to city looking for new opportunities to work, study, fun and life Also, considering the importance of English as a language to business and cultural exchanges, the foreign population comes to city using this language primarily, from the US, UK, Australia or other places where speak English as a second language in the case of Japan, China, Germany, etc. Thus, the city has become a land of contrasts, among which are a large number of dialects, idioms and colloquialisms, like the product of a linguistic mix of different immigrant cultures in the country through the years.TITLE DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM JUSTIFICATION OBJECTIVES General Objective Specific Objectives BACKGROUND THEORICAL FRAMEWORK METHODOLOGY DATA ANALYSIS Survey Focus Group Categories CONCLUSIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY ANEXED 1 ANEXED 2PregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Communicative problems of modern languages students when translating

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    Translation is an activity that needs communication because it is a process that transmits a message to a person, so that it can be understood correctly in a target language. Communication is done through a medium in circumscribed situations in time and space. Each specific situation determines about what and how people communicate. Situations are not universal, but they are embedded in a cultural habitat, which in turn has an impact on them. Communication gets more complex when it comes to transmitting a message from one language to another. For this reason, translated texts begin to present cohesion and coherence problems, and this was evidenced in the text translation class because the students of modern languages at ECCI University began to have difficulties at the moment of translating, because of that, the main purpose of the present thesis is to give a detailed description of the communicative problems students face, when they translate in the specific case from English into Spanish and vice versa.Acknowledgments Dedication Chapter I Introduction 1 Statement of the Problem 1.1 Research Questions and Objectives 1.1.2 General Objective 1.1.3 Specific Objectives 1.2 Rationale Chapter II Theoretical Frame 2 State of art Literature Review 2.1 The Newmark dual theory of semantic and communicative translation methods 2.2 Translation problems according to Christiane Nord 2.2.1 Problems of translation 2.3.2 Difficulties of translation according to Nord: 2.4 Translator's role as a cultural mediator according to Gabriela Palermo 2.5 Cultural intertextuality seen as the reason for semantic structural changing between the source text and the target text Research Design 3.1 Type of Study 3.2 Data Collection Instruments and Procedures 3.3 Research Participants Chapter IV Data Analysis 4.1 Cultural problems 4.2 Language problems 4.3 Technical vocabulary problems 4.4 Contrasting Results 4.4.1Translation methods 4.4.2 Translation competences 4.4.3 Translating Protocol 4.4.4 Types of texts Chapter IV 5 Conclusions 5.1 Main findings 5.2 Limitations 5.3 Further Research ReferencesPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Design of a guide for english-speaking foreigners who visit Bogota

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    In Colombia, foreigners come to different places well known for its beauty, culture and the characteristic idiosyncrasy of local people. These destinations are presented in many world guides for tourist who visit Colombia and specifically Bogota, however it becomes tricky to find a place just for enjoying the night or meet people with similar likes after a visit to the city's iconic places. For those reasons it is necessary to locate diverse and sometimes hidden places to show variety to the visitors or even a totally new experience. The goal is to identify those places and compile them in a guide for English speaking foreigners who visit Bogota, especially those who come for the first time. In this research it is included information detailing the step by step of the process followed in the pursuit of this goal. The Statement of the Problem organizes the investigation idea and defines what to do, the Background to have a clearer picture on what is to be done and what to be achieve. The research is justified in its social relevance and it will show the usefulness of an alternative guide of Bogota for foreigners. The theoretical framework shows a retrospective on the concepts and theories that are relevant to the research to develop. The methodology exposes the target population, the sample, the technique and the instruments used. The general objective describes what the aim of this work is. The information of the research and the results can be found in the chapters Data Analysis and Conclusions, the scope that may have the guide and the goals to be achieved are exposed in the ProjectionsIntroduction Statement of the Problem Justification Objectives General Objective Specific Objectives Background Theoretical Framework Methodology Type of Investigation Research Method Research Instruments Population and sample Data Analysis Conclusions Bibliography AppendicesPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Business plan design for the creation of a language resource center at the ECCI university

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    This business plan wherein proposes the implementation of a Language Resource Center (LRC) for the ECCI University. Through this language resource center, students’ continuing need of language resources and technology to back those needs will be developed and contribute to not only the Modern Language department, but also the school in its entirety. This paper explains the design of the LRC and looks at data that was collected to improve the learning at the center. By not only looking at the needs of the school, but also the needs of the students, this proposal gives a detailed overview of how this kind of language resource could be implemented effectively to better language instruction at the ECCI University.Abstract Introduction 1. Methodology 1.1 Problem Statement 1.2 Objectives 1.2.1 General Objective 1.2.2 Specific Objectives 1.3 Methodological Framework 1.3.1 Type of Investigation - Market Research 1.3.2 Techniques for data collection Questionnaire In-Depth Interview Survey 1.3.3 Population and sampling Population Sampling 1.3.4 Collection, classification, analysis and, interpretation of the data Collection Questionnaire Survey In-depth interview Classification, analysis and, interpretation Need Characteristics of the service Physical plant Bibliographic and technological resources Financing 1.3.5 Conclusion 1.4 State of Art 1.4.1 Foreign language learning 1.4.2 Autonomy in language learning Interaction between learner and self-access environment 1.4.3 ICTs in the foreign language learning 2. Market Research Business Plan 2.1 Executive Summary 2.2 Market Research 2.2.1 Objectives General objective Specific objectives 2.2.2 Introduction and precedents 2.2.3 Sector analysis 2.2.4 Market analysis Target market Potential Market Apparent Consumption Customer Profile Demographic profile Psychographic profile Conduct Profile Substitute service Supplementary service 2.2.5 Competence analysis 2.2.6 Market strategies 2.2.7 Sales projection 3. Operation 3.1 Data Sheet 3.2 State of Development 3.2.1 Increase of the initial investment 3.3 Process Description 3.3.1 Library 3.3.2 Computer Lab 3.3.3 Social Room Characteristics of the LRC 3.4 Needs and Requirements 3.5 Production Plan 3.6 Purchase Plan 3.7 Costs of Production 3.8 Infrastructure 3.9 Special Parameters & Techniques 4. Organization 4.1 SWOT Analysis 4.2 Support Agencies 4.3 Organizational Structure 4.3.1 Administrator 4.3.2 Administrative assistant 4.3.3 Librarian 4.3.4 Library assistant 4.3.5 The computer lab director 4.3.6 Computer lab assistant 4.3.7 Social director 4.4 Legal Aspects 4.5 Management Cost 5. Financial Analysis 5.1 Income 5.2 Expense 5.3 Labor Capital 5.4 Operational Plan 5.5 Environmental, Economic, Social and, Regional Impact 5.5.1 Environmental impact 5.5.2 Economic impact 5.5.3 Social impact 6. Conclusion ReferencesPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Advantages and disadvantages of (not) mastering the English language culture in iconshock business

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    This research describes the disadvantages that represent not having a good command and the advantages of having a good command of English language in a graphic design company. We could identify language skills, communication tools and the most relevant cultural aspects necessary while doing business abroad; such as understanding changes of rules and standards use in other countries, the negotiation barriers using a second language and the best ways of communication worldwide as Email or video conferencing.Chapter 1 Introduction Statement of the problem Research Questions and Objectives Rationale Chapter 2 Literature review Theoretical framework Communication and the modern languages professional in Colombian enterprises Background frame Cultural influence for international business Multilingual companies have a better performance English in business world Importance of learning a second language Conceptual frame Chapter 3 Research design Type of study Study field Data collection instruments and procedures SWOT Analysis Data analysis method Chapter 4 Data analysis Advantages Disadvantages Communication tools Chapter 5 Disadvantages of not mastering and advantages of mastering the English language as its culture in business Conclusions Limitations and contributions for further research References Appendix Append 1 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Append 2 Company SWOT Append 3 Survey form Append 4 Interview form Append 5: Business in Japan and China Append 6: SurveysPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    A digital literary magazine to develop the critical thinking of students from modern languages program at universidad ECCI in a multilingual context

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    Within the arrival of the new worldwide context, literature has been one of the most useful tools in order to communicate with people. Also, to express the different ideals and thoughts of the different writers overseas. Most of them were writers in magazines and this one, being part of the human progress and being one of the first literary entertainments allowed the improvement of writing and reading. Along with the advancement of technology they permitted to the magazines being part of the digital world and being accessible to everyone. The purpose of this Digital Literary Magazine is to foster the features of critical thinking, reading and writing in the students and professors of Universidad ECCI and to show the different types of handwritten art and the skills that can being improved.Abstract Resumen List of tables Introduction Justification Statement of the problem Objectives General Objective Specifics Objectives Background Theoretical framework Literary Magazine Digital Magazine Multilingual Context Critical Thinking Writing Reading Methodology Approach Method Descriptive Research Type Instrument Population and Sample Data analysis Interview Analysis Survey Analysis Focus Group Analysis Conclusions Annexes Survey Focus Group Interview Bibliography WebgraphyPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Research report analysis about "Cat park tycoon"

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    This research aimed to analyze the business simulators, this becomes the first contact a person has with the business environment and decision making, it was focused on management, economic and financial fields, which allowed the gamer to gain knowledge in a company creation, also it developed and implemented management abilities and skills in creating and selling products, resources and money management, market position and teamwork; this to identify the four main management areas (Management, Financial, Human Resources and Marketing). The study was made in a qualitative way, with an exploratory and descriptive research, gathering information and experiences that gamers had using the tycoon, obtaining information through the application and collection instruments analysis as coding frames and surveys. Thus, this report supports the development of a macro project prepared by the academic program of Modern Languages of the ECCI University in Bogotá, Colombia.INTRODUCTION RESEARCH QUESTION Objectives General Specifics THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK RESEARCH DESIGN Population and sample selection CODING FRAME ANALYSIS Analysis of management area Analysis of the human resources area Analysis of marketing area Analysis of financial area CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES APPENDIX A A1 Analysis of management area about cat par tycoon A2 Analysis of human resources area about cat par tycoon A3 Analysis of financial area about cat par tycoon A4 Analysis of marketing area about cat par tycoon APPENDIX B B1 Analysis of participants about cat par tycoon B2 Analysis of participants about cat par tycoon B3 Analysis of participants about cat par tycoon B4 Analysis of participants about cat par tycoon 29PregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Native or non-native english teacher at ECCI University in the modern languages program

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    The purpose of this study is to find out the perceptions some of the students of 7th and 8th semester in the ML (Modern Languages) program at ECCI university have, which will be based on three main constructs such as student’s satisfaction degree regarding their English learning, student’s perception about their learning progress with NETs (Native English Teacher) or Non NETs (Non Native English Teachers) and student’s expectations when enrolling on the ML program. In order to develop this study we will research information from different sources and authors, we will also apply different investigation tools like surveys and interviews. These tools will provide us with a clear idea of the students’ point of view about the topic previously mentioned.Abstract 1 Introduction 1.1 Problem statement proposal 2 Research problem 2.1 Problem formulation 3 Objectives 3.1 General 3.2 Specific 4 Justification 4.1 Delimitation 5 Background 5.1 Theoretical framework 5.1.1 Student satisfaction 5.1.2 Student satisfaction regarding nets or non-nets 5.1.3 Customer expectations 5.1.4 Customer expectations about learning English as a second language 5.2 Legal Framework 5.3 Conceptual framework 5.3.1 Customer satisfaction 5.3.2 Native English Teacher (NET) 5.3.3 Non Native English teacher (Non-NET) 5.3.4 Customer expectations 5.3.5 Foreign Language 5.3.6 Customer perceptions 6 Methodology 6.1 Type of research 6.2 Research Method 7 Instruments 7.1 Surveys 7.2 Interviews 7.3 Findings analysis 8 ConclusionsPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna

    Proposal to design an idioms mobile application

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    Mastering another language represents for people the way to get all the knowledge they want, arousing thereby the interest in learning or getting the knowledge through a foreign language. The need of communication with English speakers. Nowadays, it is important to include English teaching in educational systems of the world. This fact makes English the universal language and here in our country one of the most important languages for business, economy and cultures context.CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM RATIONALE GENERAL OBJECTIVE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES CHAPTER 2 IDIOMS Meaning and definition Origin: CHARACTERISTICS AND CLASSIFICATION OF IDIOMS Characteristics of Idioms Categories of Idioms Classification of idioms HISTORY OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS Developer environment today CHAPTER 3 RESEARCH DESIGN PARADIGM TYPE CONTEXT THE PARTICIPANTS INSTRUMENTS FOR DATA COLLECTION CHAPTER 4 ANALYSIS OF THE INSTRUMENTS CHAPTER 5 CONCLUSIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY ANNEXESPregradoProfesional en Lenguas ModernasLenguas Moderna


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