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Beyond Language: Cross Cultural Communication

Beyond Language: Cross Cultural Communication
Author: Deena R. Levine M.A. - Mara B. Adelman
ISBN 13: 9780130948557
ISBN 10: 130948551
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Publication Date: 1992-11-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $62.53

Written to enhance communication between individuals learning to speak English and English-speaking natives, this handbook uses the subject areas of U.S. culture and cross- cultural communication as a vehicle for learning English. Intended to help readers understand and adapt to American culture and to cultural differences affecting their communication with American English speakers, the reference shows them how to meet important language and cross-cultural objectives ... includes readings, exercises, and conversational activities on cross-cultural communication ... discusses the cultural diversity that exists in the U.S. ... explores cultural conflict and how to adjust to it ... highlights both the immigrant/refugee and foreign individual ... presents mainstream American values ... contains more extensive information on and examples of cross-cultural patterns of behavior that contrast with American patterns ... provides insight into cross- cultural reactions to expected American behaviors ... and offers practical information for immigrants, refugees, foreigners, and business people in the U.S. Ideal for non-English speaking people who wish to successfully incorporate themselves into mainstream America.