Intercultural Competence (7th Edition)

Intercultural Competence (7th Edition)
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Intercultural Competence provides students with the tools to succeed in today’s intercultural world.  


Blending both the practical and theoretical, this text offers students the requisite knowledge, the appropriate motivations, and the relevant skills to function competently with culturally-different others. The text provides a discussion of important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication and encourages students to apply vivid examples that will prepare them to interact better in intercultural relationships.


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Appreciate the impact of cultural patterns on intercultural communication
  • Use both practical and theoretical ideas to understand intercultural communication competence
  • Understand some of the central contexts – in health, education, business, and tourism – in which intercultural communication occurs
  • Discuss cultural identity and the role of cultural biases
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Customer Book Reviews

Awful Material


This book is highly insensitive, unimaginable and very conformative. If you are like me, and needed this text for a college course, only buy it used. Once you are done with the class, give it to someone who needs it for a class for free. It is that bad.

Had to buy it for a course I'm taking but ...


Had to buy it for a course I'm taking but don't agree with most of what the author is spouting about.

Culturally speaking


This book is long on "for instance" real world examples and short on a more academic approach. If my instructor wasn't lecturing on the chapters, I would be lost. Also, was unable to get this book used..its VERY expensive

Digital books rock!


The ease oh having the book in digital form on my iPad is the best! I no longer have a pile of books each quarter for school.

Five Stars


So far so good

Great textbook on intercultural competence


I read this for my class on culture as it relates to conflict and conflict resolution. I found the book interesting, easy to read and informative. (Some books are pretty dry, this is a graduate course.)

Great book


Some of this information can be dry since it is theories about communication. However, this book is littered with awesome examples of other cultural ways of thinking, common mishaps, and wonderful advice. This information forever changed my view, and now I feel somewhat an expert on intercultural communication. I even posted some of the short stories on Facebook.

Helped me opened my mind more


Very inspiring and it really made me learn a lot about different cultures. I gain a whole new RESPECT to everyone around the world with their traditions, culture, beliefs, etc. I really recommend this book to everyone even if you don't take a class that require this book or any classes at all. It is always great to learn something new. I really hope everyone will give this book a shot. :)

This is a must read to help bridge cultural misconceptions!


The Intercultural Competence (7th Edition) book provides insight into the many aspects relating to intercultural communication patterns such as beliefs, values, norms and social practices . The authors provide a holistic view into the characteristics of each culture, and scholarly views to support their findings. My advice to every reader is to approach the text with an open mind, and with a flexible perception to be able to understand that there are differences in every culture. Be mindful, that generalizing every view or perception will differ from peripheral views. Finally, in my opinion, this is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it.

Five Stars


Perfect. Thanx

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Intercultural Competence (7th Edition) and it was written by Myron W. Lustig, Jolene Koester. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Jul 30, 2012 and it has a suggested retail price of $133.80. It was published by Pearson and has a total of 400 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0205211240 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780205211241. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.