ERIC Number: ED371595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Living in the United States. A Brief Introduction to the Culture for Visitors, Students and Business Travelers.
Hawkinson, Anni; Clark, Raymond C.
The guide provides a brief introduction to the culture and language of the United States, and is designed for visitors, students, and business travelers. It offers practical information on various aspects of daily living, including: money and banks; food; restaurants; drinking and smoking laws; hotels; postal and telecommunications services; transportation; shopping; health, medical care, and safety; electricity and electronics; tipping; measurement and clothing size conversions; greetings and leave-takings; names, titles, and forms of address; conversation topics; friendship; invitations; personal space and privacy; time; silence and noise; equality; independence; eating customs; family life; leisure activities; holidays; and the environment. Suggestions for appropriate behavior and expectations are offered. It also includes basic information about the United States: a historical sketch; a political map; facts about geography and population; government; economy; religion; education; and the arts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Family Life, Geography, Information Sources, Interpersonal Communication, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities, Sociocultural Patterns, Time, Travel
Pro Lingua Associates, 15 Elm St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($4.50; large quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.
Identifiers: United States