the influence of culture in relationships

Introduction

Culture shapes person. A large amount of what we do, say, think, believe and to some extent, feel - is shaped by the culture we come from. From a young age, information we absorb from the world around us influences our: ideas about how to behave, sense of self-worth, thoughts about what's right and what's wrong, aspirations and interests, values - the importance of things in life (i.e. family/money/freedom), understanding of our individual places in society, ideas about birth, life and death.  So what happens when it comes to cultural relationships?

 

Task

You and your Chechen course mate are going to make a presentation about Georgian and Chechen culture till the end of the month. You are going to plan the whole presentation till the end of the next week. In this webquest your objective is to find out the differences and similarities of each culture, how relationships between these cultures would work,  for this you should know:

1. What the differences are.

2. Which things you find most difficult.

3. What you like about the other culture.

4. What is the real problem of intercultural communication?

5. What are the advantages of intercultural communication?

6. What do partners in a relationship bring with them culturally and personally?

Process

Use the resources to find information.  You need to foresee every important detail. Don’t forget to make a list using these categories:

  • Similarities and differences
  • Difficulties
  • The dominance of one culture
  • Customs and traditions
  • Food
  • Beliefs
  • Lifestyle
  • characteristics

 

In the process of speech you can use the following language:

• It’s fact that…

• Even though there’re many differences…

• We wondered…

• As far as we know…

 

You must show:

pictures,

small videos.

The main structure must be well-organized on the slides.

 

Resources: you will need some internet resouces to accomplish this task.

 

Links:

  1.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechens?fbclid=IwAR0iFDI_zr_zKqE-CB4dQMilSFsHaE25GEqMwAE7PSfDRBDjGEt7FBIRe2E

Origins of the word Chechen 2 Geography and diaspora 3 History 4 Language 5 Origin hypotheses 6 Genetics 7 Culture 8 Religion 9 See also 10 References 11 Sources

  1. https://www.everyculture.com/wc/Norway-to-Russia/Chechens.html?fbclid=IwAR3rHsJwSPXyP7EjlXYFcjgcSiTWMvIne0gZNmZ2jbq3iEKIZWTGGF67QVE

customs, folklore, living conditions, language, location, history

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/nov/25/traditional-chechen-wedding-in-pictures?fbclid=IwAR10DrDVFUZfQU4U4aBzv6Sj0UZAkcqRulrymnhFTMpvB7kwh3CyXkrdms8

traditional Chechen wedding in pictures

  1. http://www.waynakh.com/eng/2009/05/the-etiquette-of-chechen-marriage-customs/

the etiquette of Chechen marriage customs

  1. https://reliefweb.int/report/russian-federation/chechen-society-and-mentality

Chechen society and mentality: Origin of the Chechen people, Society and mountain democracy, Village defence – auls, Feudal clashes, Tukhums and teips, Teip, Council of elders, Adat (customary) law and blood feud, Code of standards and rules – adats, The concept of honour, Chechen courage, hospitality, authority, fear  of  shame,  blood feud, Code of conduct - mountain etiquette, Etiquette violations, Differences between mountain people and townspeople, Collective self-defence.

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Chechen-people

Chechen people

  1. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/georgia/articles/7-things-you-should-know-about-georgian-culture/ 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-23072361

Interesting  facts about Georgian people

  1. https://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Georgia.html

Orientation, History and Ethnic Relations, Urbanism, Architecture, and the Use of Space, Food and Economy, Political Life, Gender Roles and Statuses, Marriage, Family, and Kinship, Socialization, Religion

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Georgia_(country)

The culture of Georgia

  1. https://www.everyculture.com/Russia-Eurasia-China/Georgians-Marriage-and-Family.html

Marriage and family

  1. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/asia/georgia/sponsor-content-8-surprising-georgian-traditions/

Interesting traditions

 

 

Evaluation

You need to have a well-organized presentation. Don’t try to include junk information and bother your audience, think carefully, explain new words and treaty names. Present your attitudes about cultural relationships and make some interactive questions.

 

 

PRESENCE                                                                               5          4          3          2          1          0

      -body language & eye contact

      -contact with the public

      -poise

      -physical organization

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS                                                             5          4          3          2          1          0

      -correct usage

      -appropriate vocabulary and grammar

      -understandable (rhythm, intonation, accent)

      -spoken loud enough to hear easily

 

ORGANIZATION                                                                    5          4          3          2          1          0

      -clear objectives

      -logical structure

      -signposting

 

MASTERY OF THE SUBJECT                                             5          4          3          2          1          0

      -pertinence

      -depth of commentary

      -spoken, not read

      -able to answer questions

 

VISUAL AIDS                                                                          5          4          3          2          1          0

      -transparencies, slides

      -handouts

      -audio, video, etc.

 

OVERALL IMPRESSION                                                      5          4          3          2          1          0

      -very interesting / very boring

      -pleasant / unpleasant to listen to

      -very good / poor communication

Conclusion

Now you know every important point about Georgian and Chechen culture, you gained important knowledge, enriched vocabulary about different themes, improved searching skills and had a practice.