Thursday, November 10, 2011

How do we bridge the gap?

Can online exchange really bridge the gap? Can using a single common language really help us become quality global communicators?

The question remains open.
What do you think?

"Global Communication"

Week 9
by Silvia Purpuri and Retsam Zhang, 
as part of the Massive Open Education Course 


  1. A universal language would help bridge the gap in multicultural communication. I have been thinking of ways of creating a universal language but I am stumped. I know that most people can understand body language and tone but those factors are not very useful in communicating online. Do you have any insight on how to create a universal language?

  2. Hi Sunflower EFL. I work for Cambridge Univesity Press in the UK, and colleagues in Italy have been following your blog. We'd like to get your views on a new online product we've just launched. Can you let me know how to contact you? Best way is to find me on twitter @idc74 and drop me a DM with an email adddress. Thanks and sorry for sending this through the 'comments' section - couldn't see any other way of getting in touch with you. Ian Cook, Cambridge University Press

    1. Will send a tweet right now. Really sorry for the delayed answer, will explain in private. :)

  3. There's a lot of beauty in language, and the abundance of languages shows the intelligence and creativity of mankind. Taking all that away and reducing it to one universal language would, in my opinion, be destroying thousands of years of cultural history. Instead of everyone speaking the same language, I wish more effort was made into translating programs so that smoother communication could take place in one's own language.