When you learn basic communication skills you will also gain a range of other benefits. To begin with, greeting a person in the correct manner is very important. This means that you need to have an understanding of both their language and their culture. You will learn etiquette and what is considered good manners. Learning the basic language of another person is the first thing that you need to do but speaking is just one way of communicating. Body language and facial expressions are also and important tool in communicating effectively. You can gain these and other skills by taking a basic or more advanced course in communications.