Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

How Do Cultural Differences Affect Your ESL Classes?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 07:31 AM

How do cultural differences affect your ESL classes?

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Topics: Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

6 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in the U.S.

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:36 PM

In last week's article, we asked the question  "Is your child experiencing language shock?"  If you answered yes to that question, this article is for you.

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Is Your Child Experiencing Language Shock?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

As an international professional living and working in the United States, one of the first things on your mind is probably your family.

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

Living Abroad | 4 Lessons from the Camino de Santiago

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 07:07 AM

 What does an 800 kilometer hike across the north of Spain have to do with living abroad?

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching

Three Companies That Are Taking Culture Seriously...and Profiting

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 08:18 AM

What's the fastest way to lose a business deal? Not understanding the norms and communication styles of the people you are working with.

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Topics: Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

Negotiating in English | 7 Ways to Gather Information

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 @ 07:53 AM

Are you good at negotiating?

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Topics: English Lessons, Cultural Competence, Business English Vocabulary

Working in the U.S.? 13 Things You Should Know About Americans

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

Would you take a road trip to a new city without a map or directions to know where you are heading?

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Topics: Expatriate Support, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching

Adjusting to Life in a New Culture | Intercultural Blog Carnival

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 07:20 AM

Welcome to the Intercultural Blog Carnival, brought to you by English and Culture! We have gathered eight outstanding articles from some of the best professionals in the intercultural field. These articles offer guidance, entertainment and inspiration for your adjustment to life in a new culture. Have you recently moved to the United States or another foreign country for work or education? Are you looking for tips on how you can feel comfortable in your new home, meet new people and understand the new culture? If so, this is the place for you!

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Topics: Daily Life in the US, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Coaching, Expatriate Support

International Students Struggling to Make Friends in the U.S.

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 @ 08:37 AM

Although the future of the U.S. as a world leader is looking more and more questionable, American universities are still a major destination for international students.

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Topics: United States Culture, Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

Why Your English Trainer's Methods Might Be Outdated

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, May 27, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

There is something missing in the field of English training for international professionals today. The aspect that is missing is so important that I would even suggest if your English trainer is not implementing it, he or she is out of date and out of touch with your needs.

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Topics: How to Learn English, Cultural Competence, Intercultural Communication

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