10th IB Week – Communicators – 11/25

“We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.”

“To speak and to hear is to fertilize and receive.”

NOVALIS

 

The term “communication” comes from sharing and doing things together. What is being done together? It seems that man needs to share his understanding, his world with others and that he knows deep within that there are other worlds besides his own.

The fact is that only when in dialogue with others does a common world arise. Only in a collective world can problems be solved sustainably, improvements made, and existing issues successfully transformed. Communication is the basis of cooperation and coexistence.

We understand communication as the conscious exchange of ideas and information in more than one language. Those who can communicate in more than one language open their horizons and broaden their perception. They see the world “with different eyes” because they have another “language”.

At our school, we want to promote multiculturalism and varied languages, employing Portuguese, German and English as teaching languages, as well as developing  French and Spanish. Interdisciplinary projects and school events are carried out whenever possible in multiple languages.

Effective communication is becoming increasingly important for future decision-makers and executives. Proficient communication involves not only communicating in more than one language, but also the ability to listen, to be able to communicate with your colleague properly, at the right time and in the right place.

 

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