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ERIC Number: ED140618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Espana: Building Bridges of Understanding with the People of Spain.
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Language Research Center.
This booklet was designed to facilitate interactions and communication with the people of Spain by providing information about their customs, attitudes and other cultural characteristics which influence their actions and values. A brief description of Spain is given, which covers the following: geography, weather, history, ethnic roots, regional boundaries, language, education, transportation and communications, the family, dating and marriage customs, housing and possessions, diet, personal appearance, the arts, and recreation. Attitudes toward individualism, pride, personalism, religion, and male and female roles are explained through brief descriptions of realistic situations involving American visitors to Spain. A self-test is given after each situation. Information is also given on: greetings, visiting, conversation, gestures, meetings, eating, useful Spanish phrases, signs, shopping, the monetary system, public transportation, telephones, the postal system, eating out, telling time, numbers, medical facilities, holidays, international road signs, clothing sizes, and weights and measures. A brief bibliography is provided. (SW)
Descriptors: American Culture, Autoinstructional Aids, Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Spanish, Spanish Culture
Brigham Young University, Language and Intercultural Research Center, 240 B-34 Provo, Utah 84602 ($2.00 plus $0.25 postage)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Language Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Spain