Communicating in Different Languages: Dealing with Interpreters and Jargon


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Certain words or expressions used by a specific profession, group or culture are referred to as _____.

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1. It is not wise to use electronic interpreters because _____.

2. All of the following are drawbacks of electronic translators EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of the lesson on cross-language communication concerns. Things you'll need to know about in order to pass the test include the use of jargon, electronic translators, and methods that allow for effective communication in different languages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The name for certain words used by a specific group
  • Qualities of a good interpreter
  • Reasons not to use an electronic translator
  • Examples of jargon
  • Ways to effectively navigate cross-language communication in business

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cross-language communication in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding communicating across language barriers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways to facilitate communication across different languages

Additional Learning

To learn more about communicating with other cultures in the workplace, review the accompanying lesson on Cross-Language Communication Concerns. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the basics of communicating in different languages
  • Learn to avoid jargon in cross-language communication
  • Explore the benefits of using an interpreter
  • Discuss the difficulties associated with electronic translators