English Language Learners
Communication - Task Completion - Decision making
Non-verbal indicators such as facial expressions, hand gestures, and distance between people during communication is important (Sekharan, 2009). For example, if an English speaker is speaking to an English learner and is not sitting close enough for the learner to hear, there may be a breakdown in the communication.
It is also best to use proper grammar when communicating with English learners as using slang terms may confuse them.
As a teacher, it is important to give clear, concise and simple instructions for assignments. When teaching ELL's, make sure to include a due date or give a specific completion date for assignments. If the teacher wants specific steps followed in a specific order, the instructions need to be very clear. Otherwise, give the objective or the assignment and when it is due. If the requirements and deadline are met, the means used to complete the task are not as important.
The following chart can be referenced for Achieving cultural decision making skills (Mukunnan, 2014)
Mukunnan, C. (2014) The Need for Cultural Lens in Decision Making. The ALPS Academy of Life and People skills. Retrieved from: http://thealps.co.in/the-need-for-cultural-lens-in-decision-making/
Sekharan, R. (2009, September 26). Six fundamental patterns of cultural differences. Retrieved on from http://kissmetouchmeholdme.blogspot.com/2009/09/six-fundamental-patterns-of-cultural.html