Using CALL to Teach Culture

Claire Bradin Siskin

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
Sheraton TV commercial greetings in various countries
Culture of the United States a general overview
"Let’s Hang Out Sometime… or German Directness in Texas" blog posting by "Sabrina," a German in Texas
"Making Small Talk with Americans" Alan Headbloom's checklist of which topics can be discussed with Americans
"More Than Please and Thank You: Teaching Politeness Strategies" article by Joanna J. Ghosh
"Avoiding Plagiarism" a tutorial on what plagiarism is, how it is viewed in the US, what the consequences are, and how to avoid it
What are the American stereotypes? Interviews of Londoners with respect to their opinions of Americans
Tipping in America: How To Do It and What To Expect If You Don’t general guidelines
24 American customs that are considered offensive in other countries good to keep in mind while travelling
The 10 most (accidentally) offensive things Americans do overseas how to offend people without meaning to
Day of the Dead vs. Halloween a comparison of the two days
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

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Last modified: March 14, 2018