Parlons! Hablemos! Let’s talk! Interpersonal communication breaths life into an otherwise uninteresting day. The alternative could be something akin to the extreme isolation experienced by Tom Hank’s character in the movie, “Castaway.” Unless you’re comfortable engaging a soccer ball in daily discussions of your thoughts, your life events, and your ideas, you might otherwise consider the value of a knowledgeable other in your life.
This site is devoted to the concept of interpersonal communication, and in particular, serves as a virtual megaphone for its author. It will feature musings of linguistic and cultural significance in the University of Charlotte educational community. I’ll periodically write about current events taking place within the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, the College of Education, the UNC Charlotte Campus, and across the globe!
For this inaugural entry, and as a test case for the interactivity I’d like to promote here, I invite your thoughts on the following question:
Does studying / speaking a second (or third, or fourth) language enhance your interpersonal skills in your first language?
If you’re uncertain as to what constitutes “interpersonal skills,” then take a look a this List of Interpersonal Skills: 10 Must-have Attributes from the Udeym.com website.