US Culture: Customs and Culture

21/01/2019

Find the following topics (screenshot):

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at https://www.rong-chang.com/immigrants/customsculture.htm

and:

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at https://www.rong-chang.com/immigrants/

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A Map shows “Merry Christmas” in many languages

17/01/2019

Learn how to say Merry Christmas to your transcultural Christian students. Find the info at https://www.this-is-italy.com/merry-christmas-map-languages/


Culture: Why Greeks Traditionally Decorate a Boat Instead of a Christmas Tree

16/01/2019

Learn about interesting Greek cultural facts at https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/12/09/why-greeks-traditionally-decorate-a-boat-instead-of-a-christmas-tree/


US Culture: Baking With Your English Students

15/01/2019

Here is a cool resource for recipes “Holiday cookie generator” at

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/food/holiday-cookies/

It would be fun to try some of them!


US Culture: Posters by Shepard Fairey and Others

12/01/2019

Authentic US cultural posters at https://observer.com/2018/09/we-the-future-kickstarter-schools-get-shepard-fairey-munk-one-political-posters/


ESL Corner: Why cultural understanding is essential

08/01/2019

How much do teachers, even ESL teachers, know about their students’ culture?  Read here why such knowledge is so important for student success at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/why-cultural-understanding-is-essential/education


Culture: Table etiquette, meal customs, and dietary rules in China

06/01/2019

This article gives 10 Tips on Chinese table manners. Some highlights: “It is considered rude not to sample a bite of every dish”; “Finishing all of your food may be an insult to your host, since it can mean he did not provide enough food and feed you enough”

This article by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations discusses Chinese dietary guidelines and even has a link to China’s Food Guide Pagoda (like our food pyramid). I think this could be a great resource to others, as it seems like they have information on lots of different countries!


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