“Global” English: Writing for a Multi-Cultural Audience

By Cheryl Crozier Garcia.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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The ability to construct a grammatically correct, stylistically interesting document is only one aspect of English literacy. Writers must also be able to identify terms and ideas which are value-laden, and re-state these ideas in ways that are understandable to all who read them. Ideas that “make sense” in one cultural context may be incomprehensible in another. Successful communication requires those living and working in the global environment to understand and communicate precisely within the cultural context of those with whom they come in contact. This presentation discusses how global English can be taught within the content of any management course using English as the language of instruction and requiring written assignments, and will share a grading rubric faculty can use to assess the “cultural friendliness” of student writing.

Keywords: Global English, Assessment of Learning Outcomes, Multicultural Communication, Grading Rubrics

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.115-124. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 761.519KB).

Dr. Cheryl Crozier Garcia

Associate Professor and Program Chair, Human Resource Management, College of Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI, USA

Since 1996, Cheryl Crozier Garcia, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR has been a full-time faculty member in the College of Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University. She currently holds the rank of associate professor and serves as program chair of the master's program in Human Resource Management. Her research interests include workplace ethics, spirituality in the workplace, gender and leadership, and personal development. She is a Studium Scholar at St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a popular speaker and presenter at national and international conferences. From 2008-2010, Dr. Crozier Garcia was a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), which administers and validates the Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certifications. Dr. Crozier Garcia is the only GPHR-certified HR professional in the State of Hawaii.

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