Using CALL to Teach Culture

Claire Bradin Siskin csiskin@edvista.com


Online Resources:

Video of man eating giant eel Man on foreign business trip tries to please his host by eating all food on his plate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8huQT6KkT_E
Sheraton TV commercial greetings in various countries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03WjUebwc2s
Culture of the United States a general overview http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States
"Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas" blog posting by "Sabrina," a German in Texas http://countryskipper.com/2011/04/20/lets-hang-out-sometime-or-german-directness-in-texas/
"Making Small Talk with Americans" Alan Headbloom's checklist of which topics can be discussed with Americans http://www.headbloom.com/index.php/resources/post/making_small_talk_with_americans/
"More Than Please and Thank You: Teaching Politeness Strategies" article by Joanna J. Ghosh http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolheis/issues/2012-03-02/1.html
"Avoiding Plagiarism" a tutorial on what plagiarism is, how it is viewed in the US, what the consequences are, and how to avoid it http://owl.excelsior.edu/plagiarism/
What are the American stereotypes? Interviews of Londoners with respect to their opinions of Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR_QiqxDxyI
Tipping in America: How To Do It and What To Expect If You Don’t general guidelines http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2012/08/tipping-in-america-how-to-do-it-and-what-to-expect-if-you-dont
24 American customs that are considered offensive in other countries good to keep in mind while travelling http://www.businessinsider.com/american-behaviors-that-are-offensive-abroad-2015-8
The 10 most (accidentally) offensive things Americans do overseas how to offend people without meaning to http://nypost.com/2014/08/21/the-10-most-accidentally-offensive-things-americans-do-overseas/
Day of the Dead vs. Halloween a comparison of the two days http://www.diffen.com/difference/Day_of_the_Dead_vs_Halloween
Dear White People/Queridos Gringos: You Want Our Culture But You Don’t Want Us – Stop Colonizing The Day Of The Dead article by Aya de Leon https://ayadeleon.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/dear-white-peoplequeridos-gringos-you-want-our-culture-but-you-dont-want-us-stop-colonizing-the-day-of-the-dead/

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