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ERIC Number: ED140623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Koreans: Building Bridges of Understanding.
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Language Research Center.
This booklet was designed to facilitate interactions and communication with the people of Korea by providing information about their customs, attitudes and other cultural characteristics which influence their actions and values. A brief description of Korea is given, which covers the following: geography, weather, history, government, international attitudes, the economy, language, education, transportation and communications, the family, religion, the arts, and sports. Attitudes toward self-esteem and reputation, nonindividualism, and a vertical society are explained through brief descriptions of realistic situations involving American visitors to Korea. A self-test is given after each situation. Information is also given on: greetings, visiting, gifts, gestures, general courtesies, eating, useful Korean phrases, signs, the monetary system, public transportation, housing, diet, family rites, festivals and holidays, work, names, and clothing. 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, Korean, Korean 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: South Korea