New NPR Podcasts Discussing Languages and Culture

19/08/2017

Excerpt:

Rough Translation

From NPR

How are the things we’re talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee’s first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it’s as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.

Find here: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510324/rough-translation?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170817&utm_campaign=best-of-npr&utm_term=subscribe


Improve Your Cultural and Linguistic IQ

31/07/2017

Good to know!  13 Words That Will Embarrass You Abroad at http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/words-to-avoid-abroad#face


Cultural Literacy: What To Avoid in Countries Outside of the USA

31/07/2017

One more lesson for educators’ cultural literacy:  One of the most common questions in American small-talk is considered rude in much of the world at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/one-of-the-most-common-questions-in-american-small-talk-is-considered-rude-in-much-of-the-world?utm_content=bufferf6481&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Cultural Knowledge: What school looks like in 20 countries around the world

28/07/2017

Interesting reading for educators working with international families and students at https://amp.businessinsider.com/school-classrooms-around-the-world-2017-7


Excellent Visual Explanation for Cultural Differences Between Eastern and Westen Cultures

28/07/2017

Great for educators.  A great way to visualize differences through art that makes difference apparent immediately:  https://qz.com/567479/the-cultural-differences-between-east-and-west-according-to-one-artist/

 


Where are North American Places in Relationship to Europe?

27/07/2017

Great maps in Mapped: the United States and Canada at the same latitudes as Europe at https://matadornetwork.com/read/mapped-united-states-canada-latitudes-europe/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social&utm_content=inf_20_49_2&utm_campaign=bos&tse_id=INF_23d983e06fb911e784dd0bde21677fc8


Visiting Other Countries? Find Out How to be Polite

21/07/2017

Yesterday night, I returned from a trip to China and I had occasion to observe international visitors there. It is always good to reflect upon one’s role in the different culture before arrival.  Read more at https://www.studyabroad.com/resources/cultural-awareness-being-good-guest-foreign-country


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