Not too easy. Not too difficult.
You learn many interesting aspects of language and the interactions it plays with culture. How every linguistic decision we make or don't make can be a reflection of our cultural ideologies that we are encultured into acquiring. There is so much about the human experience in relation to how conversation occurs and where conflicts can be derived from. Overall the course leaves you with a hunger for more understanding of the role culture plays in influencing daily languages and how the interconnecting relationship between culture and language create the response we have in the form of actions and statements.
I learned about my own experiences with language and how I could benefit from listening and observing the interactions of other people. There are many was a conflict can occur and miscommunication because there is a lack of understanding for each other's cultural ideologies, is one of the main culprits. I also learned how are identity can shape the way in which language is used.
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Advice for students:
Read the textbook and the articles.