25 common American customs that are considered offensive in other countries


This may be a good list for teachers of ELs as well as international travelers.  Find the list at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/08/09/master-teacher-suing-new-york-state-over-ineffective-rating-is-going-to-court/?postshare=3201439146457853


International Commercials


Learning About Other World Cultures the Culinary Way


A company will send you products of different cultures in intervals.  Culture goes mainstream: DISCOVER THE WORLD THROUGH FOOD at


Looking at the Same and Seeing Something Different: The Limitation of Being Part of One Culture



Video: HSBC Funny Culture ads ( Subway, Bart, Golf )


Cultural Perceptions Unique to Some Countries and Not to Others


Read 7 cultural concepts we don’t have in the U.S : http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/7-cultural-concepts-we-dont-have-in-the-us#ixzz3OQyZ8GH9

See beautiful pictures and learn about concepts you may not understand if you are born outside of the culture that uses a term described… One example is the German word Gemütlichkeit.  I have never been able to replicate it in the US as I felt it in my birth country Germany.

What are your experiences and what other examples can you list?

Videos of Famous US Actors Speaking in Other Languages, Fluently!!!



Casey Affleck en Español 2008

Kim Cattrall speaking German at the Life Ball 2008

Dansk interview med Viggo Mortensen om filmen “Hidalgo”

Gwyneth Paltrow Speaking Spanish

Live From the Red Carpet : 2011 Golden Globes: Colin Firth Italian

Sandra Bullock – Bambi Awards (german speech)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – French Interview

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