Title

Outsourced: Using a comedy film to teach intercultural communication

Source of Publication

Business Communication Quarterly

Abstract

Given that feature films can enhance the teaching of intercultural communication, this article describes in detail how the 2006 comedy film, Outsourced, can be integrated into a course. The article relates the film to four different functions of film and shows how Outsourced can help create an intercultural experience for students, serve as the basis for a case analysis of cross-cultural adjustment, give meaning to cultural concepts, and create powerful metaphorical images to expand classroom discussions to broader issues. Also explored are ways the film can be used in teaching advanced intercultural communication concepts. © 2010 by the Association for Business Communication.

Document Type

Article

First Page

383

Last Page

398

Publication Date

12-1-2010

DOI

10.1177/1080569910385567

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Carol Briam, Zayed University

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